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

Brendan Fulton


Tony Glover

Management and Staff

NIACRO has approximately 90 staff and 100 volunteers.

Chief Executive

Olwen Lyner

Deputy Chief Executive

Donnie Sweeney

Business Development Manager

Ruth Walker

Programme Manager - Children and Families Services

Rachel Long

Programme Manager - Adult Services

Gareth Eannetta 

Central Services Support Manager

Maggie Butler