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Governance & Structure

Drogheda Women & Children’s Refuge (DWCR) is a charitable organisation and a company limited by guarantee. We are committed to compliance with the Charities Regulator’s Charities Governance Code. Our governance structure is overseen by a Board of Directors, consisting of eight community representatives led by Chairperson Antoinette Rourke. We ensure transparency and impartial oversight, with a clear separation of responsibilities between the CEO and the Board.

Our primary sub-committees for the company are Finance & HR and Governance & Risk.

  • The Finance & HR Sub-group are responsible for reviewing and recommending to the Board for approval: Monthly finance reports, the annual budget, audited accounts, and broad HR decisions related to finance.
  • The Governance and Risk Committee operates to strengthen the accountability and growth of the DWCR by ensuring effective governance practices.

Our board of directors for 2023 – 2024 are:

Antoinette Rourke; Anna Shakespeare; Elaine McGinty; Renata Matanovic; Myles Hackett; Valerie Kennedy & Ger O’Brien. Member: David McKeown

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