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Steven O’Riordan

Steven O’ Riordan is as a Communications Specialist at the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. He is an award-winning feature-length documentary producer and director as well as being an author. His works include The Forgotten Maggies (TG4), No Limbs No Limits (RTE) and Born Lucky (BBC). His sister Joanne O’ Riordan was born with a physical disability known as Total Amelia.

Nora Torpey

Nora, who has a sister who has both physical and intellectual disabilities, was appointed as a director in November 2020.

Nora is a senior marketing professional with over 20 years of marketing experience up to Board level. She is currently Group Head of Marketing for RTÉ where she sets the Brand Marketing Strategy for the entire organisation and leads a team of 60 people.

Glenn Shanley

Glenn was appointed as a director of Inclusion Ireland in November 2020. He is married with three young boys and is the Head of Corporate Banking in Ulster Bank. He is on the management team of the Commercial Banking Division of Ulster Bank has responsibility for all commercial customers.

Ashley Sands

Ashley’s son has an intellectual disability and she has a keen interest in access to housing for people with disabilities. She was appointed as a director in November 2020.

Ashley works in Human Resources and has extensive experience of Human Resource Management, systems, people management, learning and development, compliance with various regulators and legislation.

Martin Rowan

Martin was appointed as a director in November 2020.

Martin was Chairperson of the self-advocacy subcommittee of the Board of Inclusion 2016-2019.  He has been co-chair of the Carmona self-advocacy group and was also a member of two other self-advocacy groups.

Maria Panza

Maria Panza is a parent of a person with intellectual disabilities and was appointed as Director of the Company in July 2020.

Maria volunteers as Chairperson of the Irish Fragile X Society. Maria is a passionate disability advocate and has a NUI Certificate in Disability Studies.

Tomás Murphy

Tomás has experience of working with Inclusion Ireland on three research projects where he has earned a Certificate in Research.

Tomás is a former ambassador for the Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disability and works for A& L Goodbody where he sits on the Disability Committee.

John Moore

John was appointed as a director in November 2020. He is company secretary of Inclusion Ireland and is the parent of a person with intellectual disabilities. He has 20 years company director experience in advertising, marketing, communications, digital and brand.

Marianne Garvey-McMahon

Marianne was appointed as Director in July 2020.

Marianne has a professional background in nursing and is currently a disability advocate, an independent consultant with twenty years ‘experience advocating for autism and severe intellectual disability.

Siobhán Bryan

Siobhán Bryan has been a board member since November 2020. She is the current Chief Executive Officer of the Muiríosa Foundation, a service for people with intellectual disabilities in the Midlands.

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