Causeway Chronicle

Mayor welcomes new chief executive of The Honorable The Irish Society

Mayor, Councillor Steven Callaghan held a special reception at Cloonavin to honour incoming CEO of The Honourable The Irish Society, Duane Farrell and outgoing CEO, Edward Montgomery.

The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens has welcomed the new chief executive of the The Honourable The Irish Society, Duane Farrell, to a special reception at Council’s civic headquarters in Cloonavin.

Mr Farrell will take over the reins from Edward Montgomery, who is set to retire next month after 28 years in the role.

The Society is a grant-giving charity working for the benefit of Co Londonderry and neighbouring areas. It also manages property and fishing for the benefit of the local area.

Mr Farrell is currently Chief Executive of Relate NI, the largest provider of relationship support in Northern Ireland and also serves as a Commissioner of the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland and as trustee and treasurer of the Children’s Law Centre.

He was previously Charity Director of Age NI, having served in other leadership roles in the organisation (and with Help the Aged prior to the merger), and was also Director of the Rainbow Project. He holds a number of qualifications from the Dublin Institute of Technology, Ulster University, and the Institute of Leadership & Management.

Following the special reception, which was also attended by a number of Elected Members from several political parties, Cllr Callaghan said: “Mr Farrell brings a wealth of experience to this role, having worked with people from many different communities and backgrounds.

“I wish him well in his new position as he carries on the sterling work of his predecessor. I also want to pay tribute to Mr Montgomery for his many years of dedication to the Society.”

Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens, Councillor Steven Callaghan pays tribute to outgoing chief executive of The Honourable The Irish Society, Edward Montgomery.

Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens, Councillor Steven Callaghan pictured with incoming CEO of The Honourable The Irish Society, Duane Farrell and outgoing CEO, Edward Montgomery. Also pictured (back row L-R) are Cllr Mervyn Storey, Cllr Tanya Stirling, Cllr Bill Kennedy, Alderman Aaron Callan, Ald Sharon McKillop, Cllr Russell Watton, Ald Mark Fielding, Ald Richard Stewart.

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