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Directors

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

SARAH MILLER

Company secretary

BERNIE CONNOLLY

Director

MARK FOX

Director

MICHAEL SLOAN

Director

CLAIRE DOWNEY

CRNI Executive

Claire is responsible for supporting CRNI members and working toward mainstreaming community reuse and recycling through policy and research. She holds a Bachelor of Engineering (first class honours) degree and has over 14 years of experience in the waste and resources sector. She sits on the National Waste Prevention Committee, National Waste Advisory Group, and is a board member with the Green Foundation Ireland.   

Claire can be contacted at [email protected] or by phone on 0871735184.

CHRISTINE COSTELLOE

Funding and Communications Manager

Christine advises environmental organisations on marketing and fundraising. Her 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, 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].

EIMEAR MONTAGUE

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.

Qualification and Quantification of Reuse

CRNI is part of a research consortium working on the Q2Reuse project, which aims to develop a methodology for the qualification and quantification of reuse. This project will be concluded in 2021.

For more information about the project see here.