Governance

Moy Valley Resources Governance Statement

Moy Valley Resources is a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity in Ireland. The voluntary Board of Directors, along with the Company Executive, strives to uphold the highest standards in corporate governance and compliance with company and charity law.

To this end, Moy Valley Resources IRD enacts processes and procedures that ensure transparency and openness and adheres to best practice in financial management, record keeping and reporting. 

In addition, the Board is cognisant of the importance of risk management, integrity and accountability. MVR complies with all relevant legal and statutory requirements.

The core principles of the Charity Regulator’s Governance Code underpin the activities and actions of Moy Valley Resources: 

1. Advancing our charitable purpose

2. Behaving with integrity

3. Leading people

4. Exercising control

5. Working effectively

6. Being accountable and transparent

Voluntary Board

A voluntary Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction, good governance and financial management of the organisation.

The directors (also known as Trustees) are:

David Dwane, Chairperson

Patricia Fox, Company Secretary

Denis Michael

Marc Loftus

Terry Reilly

Eileen Diamond

Susan Murphy

Sean Tempany

William P. Lewis

John Munnelly

Kevin Loftus

Geraldine Hogan

John O’Hara

Blair Feeney

Noel Rowland

Members of the Board of Directors pictured at a recent event. Back row, L-R: Kevin Loftus, David Dwane, Terry Reilly, Eugene Rochford (retired), Johnnie O’Malley (retired). Front row, L-R: Seán Tempany, Susan Murphy, Denis Michael, Eileen Diamond, Ernie Caffrey (retired)

 

David Dwane

David Dwane is Chairperson of Moy Valley Resources IRD and Vice-Chair of Ballina Credit Union. A former Director/Manager of the Western People newspaper, he also served on the boards of Midwest Radio and Ballina Chamber of Commerce.  He has enjoyed involvement in community activities, including as Secretary of Ballina Chamber of Commerce, as Leader with Ballina Scout Unit, and as organist and choirmaster in the Augustinian Abbey, Ballyhaunis, and St. Muredach's Cathedral, Ballina. He was proud to volunteer with Ballina Meals-on-Wheels. David is a musician, teaches Leaving Certificate music, piano and guitar, and runs his own recording studio. Passionate about live music, he helps emerging artists to gain platforms for their talents. In the early 2000s he organised hundreds of live events to showcase emerging bands and musicians. He writes an entertainment news blog on his website and continues to write weekly for the Western People. A Ballyhaunis native, David has lived in Ballina since the 1970s. He is married to Harriett Waters and they have two sons, Stephen and Simon.

Geraldine Hogan

Geraldine Hogan is an author based in Ballina. She writes commercial fiction, some of which is set locally to showcase the North Mayo region. She worked for over twenty years in the Disability and Mental Health fields. She has also been Director and Public Relations Officer for the Ballina Salmon Festival. Geraldine has served on several local committees over the years in various roles. She has a degree in Psychology and English Literature and a postgraduate degree in Training and Management. 

Kevin Loftus

Ballina native, Kevin strongly believes in the social and ecological potential of the Moy Valley region. He was raised in Primrose Hill and thereafter spent 14 years studying and working abroad as an architect in the UK, Australia, France, China, and the Netherlands. In 2021, Kevin returned to Ballina to establish Accelerating Change Together (ACT), a social enterprise architecture and design practice dedicated to accelerating the green transition in the built and natural environment. His work is focussed on delivering sustainable projects that address the needs of people and the planet. Kevin has co-founded Accelerating Action, a digital evaluation tool that measures impact based on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. In addition to his contributions to Moy Valley Resources IRD, Kevin volunteers with Ballina Community Clean-up and has co-founded Ballina, Ireland’s Greenest Town, a vision for a socially and ecologically thriving community. Alongside his professional pursuits, Kevin nurtures a passion for music and enjoys exploring the landscapes of Ireland’s West.

Denis Michael

Denis Michael, a Ballina native, was for a long time associated with the family business, Archers. He also farmed near Ballina. He was a founding member and first Chairman of the Board of Moy Valley Resources IRD. He was an early member of Mayo-Sligo Cooperative Society, an elected Director and sometime Chairman of Ballina Livestock Mart. He was a founder-member of the committee of Ballina Community Centre and served as Chairman. A former commercial grower, he was involved in the start-up of Ballina Farmers’ Market and continues with home garden produce.

Terry Reilly

Terry Reilly is a former Managing Editor/Director of the Western People and founder Director of Mid-West Radio. He is author of numerous books of a historical nature including On A Wing and A Prayer (story behind building of Knock Airport); Mayo's Forgotten Famine Girls (story of Mayo girls sent to Australia, 1848-52); Amazing Mayo Stories, and the classic Dear Old Ballina. Terry has been involved in erecting memorials to historical figures from Ballina who achieved acclaim throughout the world.  As newspaper editor, he campaigned for a better deal for the West of Ireland and, arising from this, received several awards. Terry is a founder member of Moy Valley Resources IRD and a staunch supporter of Mary Robinson's environmental campaign. He was researcher for US President Joe Biden's visit to Ballina (2023), and for several celebrities with roots in Ballina for the BBC programme “Who Do You Think You Are”. Terry participates in various Community organisations and has had a long involvement with the GAA.

Noel Rowland

Noel Rowland is Managing Director of Churchfield Home Services with headquarters in Crossmolina, Co. Mayo. He founded the company in 2011 with the vision of becoming Ireland's leading energy efficiency retrofit contractor, using innovative technology to provide customers with the highest standard of quality, professionalism and customer service. Noel's background is in Mechanical Engineering and he has extensive experience in all areas of retrofitting including fabric, ventilation, heating and renewables. Noel has expertise in management, strategy, development, leadership and implementation of the company's vision, mission, and long-term goals.

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