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:










National Network Executive

Mary came to CRNI from Social Entrepreneurs Ireland and previously, STAND. She has experience across the private and not-for-profit sectors in programme management, strategic partnerships, communications and engagement with community-based organisations who work to solve social challenges. Mary volunteers in the environmental sector as a committee member for Crumlin Community Cleanup and Bloomin’ Crumlin, and is currently working on a circular economy campaign in partnership with Dublin City Council and the Community Foundation for Ireland.

Mary can be contacted at [email protected].


Funding and Communications Manager, Research Lead (Circular Textiles, Northern Ireland)

Christine advises environmental organisations on marketing, fundraising and research. In addition to her work with CRNI, Christine’s experience in the sector includes her work as a Philanthropy Writer, Corporate and Foundation Relations with The Nature Conservancy and as a consultant to the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), Agriterra and the Danish Food & Agriculture Council/SEGES, the Ryan Institute at NUI Galway, Burrenbeo Trust and Irish Seed Savers. Christine holds a Masters of Science in Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (MScCCAFS), Masters in Business Administration (MBA), Bachelors in Economics and is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE).

Christine can be contacted at [email protected].


Northern Ireland Network Coordinator

Eimear is responsible for developing the Pilot Reuse & Repair Network in Northern Ireland to establish a membership base targeting the community and third sector organisations. The pilot will test the feasibility of such a network and demonstrate the ongoing needs and benefits. She holds a Bachelor of Social Science Degree in Law and Politics and was a founder and board member of SBS (Sustainable Building Solutions), which shaped the strategic direction of the Travis Perkins Group in the Sustainability Market. She sits on the Board of Rural Community Network (RCN) and Techno Tyrone – a community based business enterprise park.

Eimear can be contacted at [email protected] or by phone on 0044 7591 409833.

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Our funders

EPA National Waste Prevention Programme

CRNI supports its members and works to mainstream reuse thanks to core funding provided by the EPA under the National Waste Prevention Programme.

For more information about the programme see here.

Project Funding

Pilot Northern Ireland Reuse and Repair Network

CRNI received funding from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and rural Affairs in 2020 to carry out a pilot establishing a reuse and repair network in Northern Ireland.

For more information about the project see here.

Circular Textiles

CRNI is leading an EPA Green Enterprise project Circular Textiles, which will test the impact of three different separate collection systems for textiles and explore how we could manage the additional quantity of textiles that are collected. This project will be concluded in 2022.

For more information about the project see here.