CRNI is governed by a Board of Directors, made up primarily of volunteers from the membership base.

The Board is responsible for ensuring that the charity is well-managed and abides by its charitable aims. The Board appoints the Network Coordinator, who is responsible for managing the organisation on a day to day basis and reports to the Board at regular CRNI Board Meetings.

The following outlines the current CRNI Directors and the member organisations that they represent:

Winifred (Una) Lavelle Chairperson

Recycle IT

Sarah Miller Company secretary

The Rediscovery Centre

Linda Ward Director

Irish Charity Shops Association

Bernie Connolly Director

Boomerang Recycling

Mark Fox Director


Andrea Carroll Director

Claire Downey

Network Coordinator

The current National Network Coordinator is Claire Downey.

Claire has over 12 years of experience in the waste sector and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Waste Management. She also has extensive experience of working in the community sector on projects including repair caf├ęs. Her particular expertise lies in waste policy and legislation, communications and project management.

Claire can be contacted at or by phone on 0871735184.

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