Irish Wheelchair Association is governed and regulated by a national Board. The Board is accountable to the members and the stakeholders at large.

Our Board of Directors is responsible for ensuring the financial sustainability and effective strategic direction of Irish Wheelchair Association, while approving annual budgets and plans for the organisation in line with our vision.

The Board is elected by the general membership at the Annual General Meeting. The maximum number of Board members is 16, consisting of the President, two directors elected from IWA employees by employee ballot and one member of IWA-Sport elected by sports section ballot. Nine members are elected at the AGM and the Board may co-opt three additional members.

A rotation of director policy exists that deems that each year one third of the members must retire from office, while remaining eligible for re-election. At least one third of the Board members must be persons with reduced mobility.

The Board selects the officers for the Board, the Chairman, the Vice Chairman, Treasurer and the Honorary Secretary.

The primary duties, responsibilities and authority of the Board are conferred on it by the Constitution of I.W.A. Company Limited by Guarantee , some of these include governing the Association, appointing and supporting the Chief Executive Officer, approval of annual budgets.

Board Members

Vacant

President

Martin Kelly

Chairperson

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Laura MacDermott

Vice-Chairperson

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John Olden

Treasurer

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Donal Sands

Board Secretary

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Michelle Byrne

Staff Representative

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Tom Doherty

Sport Representative

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Dave Barry

Staff Representative

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Carmel Creaven

Board Member

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Jonathan O’Grady

Board Member

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Kathleen Brady

Board Member

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Iqura Naseem

Board Member

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Padraic Hayes

Board Member

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Linda Ahern

Board Member

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Dermot Murphy

Board Member

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Company Secretary

Stephen O’Beirne

Company Secretary

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