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:

BERNIE CONNOLLY

Interim Chairperson

WINIFRED (UNA) LAVELLE

Director

MARK FOX

Director

MICHAEL SLOAN

Director

CATHY COOTE

Director

SEAN DARCY

Director

EMMA KAVANAGH

National Network Executive

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].

CHRISTINE COSTELLOE

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].

KATIE LALOR

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].

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EPA Circular Economy Programme

CRNI supports its members and works to mainstream reuse thanks to core funding provided by the EPA under the Circular Economy Programme.

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Green + Social Virtual Trade Fair

CRNI’s Green + Social Virtual Trade Fair is funded by Ireland’s Regional Waste Management Plan Offices. This innovative virtual platform is open 24/7 and gives visitors the opportunity to explore green and social procurement opportunities provided by reuse, repair and recycling social enterprises and community-based organisations across Ireland.

Access the Green + Social Virtual Trade Fair here.