Board Members

Our Board Of Management 2024

Our Voluntary Board Of Management is responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of Wexford Women’s Refuge.

Each board member brings experience, skills and expertise to ensure we achieve our mission, implement our strategy, and ensure that Wexford Women’s Refuge complies with relevant laws and regulations.

Our board delegates operational responsibility to our Director of Services, Catherine McCurdy, who is supported by our management team.

Vicky Barron


Vicky has worked as a teacher, a principal and currently as an administrative principal. Vicky is actively involved with the Irish Primary Principal’s Network (IPPN) at local level and Young People’s Services Committee (CYPSC) at national level.

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Lorraine Currivan


Recently retired as Regional Laboratory Manager with the E.P.A. with a wide experience in leadership and governance. Lorraine has significant experience in employment law and is Chair of the Boards Employment Sub-Committee.

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Patricia Roche


Patricia is a Chartered Certified Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor with over 40 years experience and currently working as an accountant with Dáire Turner & Associates. Patricia has worked in a voluntary role with Taghmon Church, Its's Good to Talk and Wexford Opera Festival.

George Lawlor


Married to Yvonne we have 3 daughters Sarah, Rachel & Ruth. For 23 years I ran a successful printing company in Wexford Town before stepping away to focus full time as a public representative and Parliamentary Assistant to Deputy Brendan Howlin.

Ursula Warren

Board Member

Many years involvement in the day to day running of a busy construction company. Experienced in accounts, training administrative staff and project organiser for construction staff. Long time advocate for empowering women who are experiencing domestic violence and abuse.

Sergeant Jennifer Bell

Board Member

As a member of An Garda Síochána for 16 years I bring operational investigative experience and knowledge of legislation, national policy and procedure in Child Protection and Sexual Crime. I have achieved an MSc, from Trinity College, in Child Protection and Welfare.

Governance & Compliance

Wexford Women’s Refuge CLG is a company limited by guarantee. It is registered in Wexford, Ireland – Companies Registration Office number 8284304E.

It is a registered charity – Charity Registration Number: CHY 12653 Charity Number: 20037505. We are fully compliant with the Charities Regulator Governance Code.

We operate a high standard of corporate governance including:

  • Fully compliant with the Charities Regulatory Authority Governance Code
  • An independent Board of Directors from a range of professional backgrounds
  • Our Board members are not remunerated for their time and work for WWR
  • The Board meets approximately every 6 weeks and produces minutes of every meeting
  • The Board consists Employment, Finance & Audit and New Build sub-committees
  • Our Director of Services reports at board meetings, but is not a member of the Board
  • The highest level of transparency and accountability regarding funders and funds raised
  • External auditors conduct annual audited financial statements and report on findings to the Board