- Published on Monday, 22 February 2016 15:49
Our Board of Directors
The Board of Directors ensure that Right of Place Second Chance complies with the full requirements of Company Law,
the legal responsibilities that all Company Directors are subject to and that best practice systems of control and
accountability are maintained. The current Board of Directors include:
Mr. Michael Walsh (Chairperson)
Michael has over 20 years experience of working with at risk and Vulnerable groups in Irish society.
Michael is a former Lecturer at Waterford Adult Education Centre and taught subjects as diverse
as Philosophy, Literacy, English and History. Michael is previously a member of WSTCYS and joined
ROP/SC Board in 2010. Michael holds a BA (hons) in Philosophy and has a National Certificate
Michael is also a Survivor of Institutional Abuse
Mr. Eoin O'Neill
Eoin is an individual with over 30 years experience in the Community & Voluntary Sector having
recently retired as CEO of Waterford & South Tipperary Community Youth Services. In this role he was
responsible for the advancement of 18 purpose built community/youth buildings in Waterford and South
Tipperary to growing the organisation to one of Irelands premier Youth/Community service Providers.
Ms. Fiona Long
Fiona is currently a Tutor with ABLES through the City of Cork VEC (Cork ETB). Through this work she
manages, plans and coordinates Literacy Programmes for adults within Cork City. Fiona holds a BA (Hons)
and has been a member of the Board since 2012, Fiona is a Survivor of Institutional Abuse.
Mr. Francis Treanor BL
Francis is a qualified Barrister of Law and has been a member of the Board since 2014. Francis is also
currently National Chairperson of the Irish Judo Association and a member of the Law Society of Ireland.
Francis brings numerous years experience in the area of chairtable Boards and Direct Service Provision and
is also a Survivor of Institutional Abuse
Mr. Tom Wall
Tom is a member of the Board since 2010 and is previously a Board member of The Alliance. Tom is a
published author, who wrote the book "The Boy From Glin" recounting his childhood spent in Glin Industrial
School in Co. Limerick. Tom was also named Limerick Person of the Year by the Limerick Leader due to his
ongoing work with marginalised groups. Tom is a Survivor of Institutional Abuse.
Ms. Lorraine Kingston
Lorraine joined the Board of Right of Place Second Chance in 2016. A former Cork City Councillor who was Deputy
Mayor of Cork City in 2013 Lorraine also holds a Higher Cert in Arts Literacy Development. Lorraine has been a
member of numerous Voluntary Committees in Cork City over the last number of years, notably; Local Drugs Task Force,
Housing Committee & Strategic Planning & Economic Development Committee to name a few.
Additionally to the above Board of Directors, who will meet once every 10 weeks in 2016, the following sub committees
(established or to be established in 2016) are tasked with ensuring the correct management and governance of the organisation
- Financial & Special Purpose Committee
- Management & Development Committee
- Campaign & Ethics Committee
on how to get involved.