I will finish as CEO of L’Arche Ireland in January 2024. It has been a great privilege to be the leader of L’Arche since November 2014. I would like to thank the board and all those who worked with me and supported me over this time. We have a great team in L’Arche in the houses, admin and day projects- I would like to thank them and all core members, who bring meaning and life to all that we do. It has been a true team effort.
Since 2014 to now, has been a time of considerable change and challenges, such as Covid, which we as L’Arche have embraced. I believe L’Arche has grown stronger and more ready for the future as a result of all the changes. There are development plans in place, which will come to fruition over the next number of years.
I wish Eddie Gilmore all the very best as he takes on the role of CEO and look forward to seeing what can be achieved under his leadership.
Mairead Boland Brabazon
I grew up in an Irish family in Coventry in England and later moved to Canterbury where I was part of the L’Arche Kent community for 28 years and where I met my wife, Yim Soon. We have three grown up but still lovely children. In need of a change, I became in 2017 CEO of the Irish Chaplaincy, a London-based charity that supports Irish prisoners, Travellers and seniors. I am touched and delighted to have been asked now to lead L’Arche Ireland and will move to Kilkenny in November to begin a hand-over period with Mairead, the current Leader/CEO.