Who We Are

NIACRO is a charitable company limited by guarantee. The activities of the organisation are overseen by an Executive Committee made up of members with relevant experience and skills. The current membership of the Executive Committee is outlined in our latest annual report, available in our publications section.

Executive Committee


Sid McDowell

Deputy Chair

Majella McCloskey


Tony Glover


Paul Farrell

Christine Hunter

Gillian McNaull

Frank Mulhern

Karen Collins

Conor Murray

Management and Staff

NIACRO has approximately 150 staff and 30 volunteers.

Chief Executive

Olwen Lyner

Director of Operations

Fiona Greene

Business Development Manager

Ruth Walker

Programme Manager - Children and Families Services

Tracey Gillen

Programme Manager - Adult Services

Gareth Eannetta 

Programme Manager - Working Well

Rachel Long

Central Services Support Manager

Maggie Butler


Designated Safeguarding Team

Keeping Children and Young People Safe Designated Person

Tracey Gillen


Laura Forte


Mandy Corr

Adult Safeguarding Champion

Gareth Eannetta

Designated Adult Safeguarding Champion 

Paul Fleming

Executive Committee Safeguarding Champion

Christine Hunter