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The Board

Anew is governed by a board of directors consisting of 7 people with skills in the following areas:

  • Legal
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Facility Management
  • Clinical Practice
  • Education

Pat O’Kane – Chairperson

Pat O’Kane Msc.(Master of Science with distinction from Ulster University) in Business Improvement. Pat is a retired Banking Executive, with many years experience in Retail Banking and, latterly, Head of Business Transformation for Northern Ireland.

Moira Morrissey – Companyy Secretary

Moira Morrissey is married to Connie, a Beef/Dairy farmer in Co. Tipperary and has five children and four grandchildren. She previously worked in the banking sector and holds a B.A. in Theology. Moira was involved in the establishment of the Anew Thurles centre in 1996, where she is currently the chairwoman, and opened the first Anew Charity shop in Thurles in 2012. In addition to her activities with Anew CLG, she is involved in her Tidy Towns local committee.

Stephen Moore – Board Member

Stephen Moore is a qualified surveyor and he holds a Master’s Degree in Business. He has many years’ experience in the construction, banking and property industries. His company Byrne & Moore Property Consultants provides professional property services to owners and investors of residential and commercial properties in Ireland and abroad. In his spare time he is an active member of Pulse Triathlon Club.

Eanna Hickey – Board Member

Eanna is a qualified barrister with more than two decades of experience as a legal advisor, working in a variety of contexts. This has included advocacy in civil and criminal matters, as well as investigative and advisory work for a variety of statutory and non-statutory inquiries.

Lisa Cosgrave – Board Member

Lisa has recently joined the board of Anew.  She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.  Over the last thirty years, Lisa has worked in a variety of industries including accountancy practice, clothing manufacturing, magazine publishing, internet/online services and food manufacturing & distribution.

“This is a brilliant service! In my experience Anew has provided huge support to women in crisis with an unplanned pregnancy and post pregnancy. It offers a warm, welcoming environment both to service user and health care professional. It is extremely flexible and accessible in its approach, consistently placing the service user at the centre of its work. It provides practical and emotional support to allow women to confidently enjoy their pregnancy and early motherhood. Personally, it has been a pleasure to see women and their babies benefit and thrive from their contact with Anew.”

Margaret Walsh, Senior Social Worker, St. Vincents Hospital Mental Health Team

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