The Mark Pollock Discretionary Trust is a trust set up pursuant to section 189A of the Taxes
Consolidation Act 1997 (Special Trusts for Incapacitated Persons).
The trustee of the fund is a company limited by guarantee, Mark Pollock Trustee Limited. Its directors are Michael Gleeson, former Director of Strategic Planning at Trinity College Dublin, Philip Browne, CEO of IRFU, Micheál O’Connell, Barrister at Law, Ronan Traynor, Founder of Verve-The Live Agency, and James O’Callaghan, Performance Director at Irish Sailing Association.
The funds of the Trust are held in deposit and current accounts maintained by the Trust at Bank of Ireland in Dublin, with authority to invest in secure investments as opportunities arise. The Trust is independent of Mark and in the event of Mark’s full recovery or death, the assets of the Trust must be transferred to a registered charity in the field of spinal injury and/or blindness.
The trustee directors would like to thank Horwath Bastow Charleton, Chartered Accountants, and Matheson Ormsby Prentice, Solicitors, for their assistance in establishing the Trust.
Up to this point in history it has proven to be impossible to find a cure for spinal cord injury. But we believe we can change that if enough of the right people have the will to make it happen.
So, it is the Mark Pollock Trust’s mission to find and connect those people worldwide to fast track a cure for paralysis.
To fund our ongoing academic programme we are creating a $10 million endowment fund to generate $400,000 annually to support our science and technology research.