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:
The current CRNI Executive is Claire Downey.
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.
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].