The WDC board is made up of 11 members appointed by the Minister for Rural and Community Development.   The Commission is supported by a committed executive team located in Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon F45 WY26


Dr. Deirdre Garvey

Board Members

Mr. Ian Barrett
Professor Mary P. Corcoran
Mr. Micheal Frain
Mr. Gerry Finn
Mr. Edmund Jennings
Mr. John Kelleher
Mr. Christy Loftus
Mr. Henry McGarvey
Ms. Auveen O’Neill
Ms. Yvonne Sheilds

Core staff

Chief Executive – Tomás O Síochain

Head of Corporate Services – Patricia Teatum
Corporate Services Executive – Caroline Coffey
Finance Officer – Ann Gorman/Fiona Regan

Investment Manager – Gillian Buckley

Investment Executive – Geraldine McLoughlin
Investment Executive – Jonathon Kavanagh
Investment Fund Clerical Officer – Claire Normanly

Policy Analyst – Deirdre Frost
Policy Analyst – Helen McHenry
Policy Analyst – Pauline White

Head of Regional Development – Ian Brannigan

Regional Development Executive – Clodagh Barry
Regional Development Executive – Karen Sweeney
Project Co-Ordinator –   GREBE EU project – Pauline Leonard
Project Administrator – FREED EU Project  – Mary Keaveney
Project Officer –  LeCO EU Project – Orla NicSuibhne
Project Officer –  ReDirect EU Project  – Stephen McCormack

Additional staff are engaged on fixed term or specified purpose contracts to facilitate atypical working arrangements, acting up arrangements and workload.