Executive Director

Chris has held senior management and leadership positions in the visual arts sector in Wales and the UK, pursuing a mission to improve infrastructure and conditions for artistic practice. He led the visual arts organisation g39 in Cardiff which championed the circular economy in many of its practices, and made company-wide efforts to become a zero-waste venue. Chris recently compiled a business proposal for a Library of Things at g39 to enhance its commitment to the local community and the sharing economy. Having relocated to Ireland in 2022 he has worked as a freelance consultant for charitable organisations, alongside studies for a MScs in Voluntary and Community Sector Management at University College Cork.

Chris can be contacted at [email protected].



Network Manager

Emma is a passionate storyteller with a keen interest in communicating social impact in dynamic, accessible and meaningful ways. She has dedicated her career to the non-profit sector in Ireland and Canada, developing her project and relationship management skills with a number of diverse stakeholders. Emma has experiences as a volunteer and an employee across many non-profit organisations specialising in fundraising, advocacy and social impact.

A Dublin native, Emma has been a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers community since 2017, a network of young people driving dialogue, action and change in their cities and communities. In 2015, Emma was selected for the Washington Ireland Program and in recent years has received nominations for North American awards in healthcare philanthropy. Emma enjoys digital storytelling and has a BSc. in Multimedia from DCU.

Emma can be contacted at [email protected].


Finance and Administration Officer

Katie Lalor is a seasoned data analytics leader with over 14 years of experience at one of the Big Four accounting firms. Her journey commenced with a Bachelor of Commerce and Spanish and Master of Science in Accounting and Information Systems, laying the foundation for her passion for data-driven decision-making. She has a keen interest in how organizations can gain valuable insights into their environmental impact, identify areas for improvement, and take data-driven actions to achieve their sustainability objectives; through the use of data analytics. As a dedicated people manager, Katie excels in developing and nurturing talent within her team. She firmly believes that the strength of any organization lies in its people, and she is dedicated to fostering growth and innovation.

Katie can be contacted at [email protected].


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:


Interim Chairperson











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Green + Social Virtual Trade Fair

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