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 the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland.

The organisation is governed by a voluntary Management Board 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 Board receive specialist training to assist them to fulfill their roles in relation to governance of the organisation. Members of the Management Board are proposed at the Annual General Meeting. Office bearers are elected at the first Management Board 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 CEO and Management Team, who also report regularly to the Management Board. 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 Board Members

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

Current members:

  • Claire Fordyce
  • Victoria McAuley
  • Anne McAllister
  • Moira McMurray
  • Imogene Dickie
  • Brenda Campbell
  • Barbara Stevenson
  • Jackie Fisher
  • Lindsay Harris.
  • Norma Crothers

Annual Reports

Affiliation

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.