Management and Governance

Management and Governance

Women’s Aid Antrim, Ballymena, Carrickfergus, Larne and Newtownabbey is a Company Limited by Guarantee, governed by a Memorandum and Articles of Association and registered as a charity with HMRC.
The organisation is governed by a voluntary Management Committee which is responsible for strategic planning and decision making, financial governance and probity and has employment responsibility for all staff. To support our work we provide a wide range of volunteering opportunities within the organisation which are openly advertised through a diverse range of media outlets. All volunteers complete mandatory training, are subject to a six month probationary period and complete a comprehensive induction process. Volunteers appointed to the Management Committee receive specialist training to assist them to fulfill their roles in relation to governance of the organisation.  Members of the Management Committee are proposed at the annual general meeting. Office bearers are elected at the first Management Committee meeting following the annual general meeting.
The day-to-day management and operation of the activities are carried out by a staff team, led by the Area Manager and Management Team, who also report regularly to the Management Committee. Operational volunteers contribute to the day to day activities of the charity and their contribution is invaluable to the charity meeting its aims and objectives.  Follow this link for more information on volunteering.

Management Committee Members

The Management Committee is responsible for the overall direction of Women’s Aid ABCLN.

Current members:

Anne McAllister
Arlene Creighton
Brenda Loughrey
Claire Fordyce (Chair)
Diane Rea
Katrina Lawson (Vice Chair)
Moira McMurray (Treasurer)
Siobhan Fitzsimons
Victoria McAuley 

Annual Reports

Annual Report 2015-2016

Annual Report 2014-2015

Annual Report 2013-2014

Annual Report 2012-2013

Annual Report 2011-2012  

Annual Report 2010-2011

Annual Report 2009-2010

Annual Report 2008-2009

Annual Report 2007-2008


Women’s Aid ABCL&N is affiliated to Women’s Aid Federation NI which co-ordinates the  Women’s Aid Forum who meet on a monthly basis to discuss issues affecting all Women’s Aid groups.