Our Board

Our Board of Directors


The Board of Directors ensure that Right of Place Second Chance complies with the full requirements of Company Law,

the legal responsibilities that all Company Directors are subject to and that best practice systems of control and

accountability are maintained. Additionally Details of our sub committees are listed below. The current Board of Directors include:


Mr. Michael Walsh (Chairperson)

Michael has over 20 years experience of working with at risk and Vulnerable groups in Irish society.

Michael is a former Lecturer at Waterford Adult Education Centre and taught subjects as diverse

as Philosophy, Literacy, English and History. Michael is previously a member of WSTCYS and joined

ROP/SC Board in 2010. Michael holds a BA (hons) in Philosophy and has a National Certificate

in Humanities.

Michael is also a Survivor of Institutional Abuse.


Mr. Eoin O'Neill

Eoin is an individual with over 30 years experience in the Community & Voluntary Sector having

recently retired as CEO of Waterford & South Tipperary Community Youth Services. In this role he was

responsible for the advancement of 18 purpose built community/youth buildings in Waterford and South

Tipperary to growing the organisation to one of Irelands premier Youth/Community service Providers.

Eoin is not a Survivor of Institutional Abuse.


Ms. Fiona Long

Fiona is currently a Tutor with ABLES through the City of Cork VEC (Cork ETB). Through this work she

manages, plans and coordinates Literacy Programmes for adults within Cork City. Fiona holds a BA (Hons)

and has been a member of the Board since 2012.

Fiona is a Survivor of Institutional Abuse.


Mr. Francis Treanor BL

Francis is a qualified Barrister of Law and has been a member of the Board since 2014. Francis is also

currently National Chairperson of the Irish Judo Association and a member of the Law Society of Ireland.

Francis brings numerous years experience in the area of charitable Boards and Direct Service Provision.

Francis is a Survivor of Institutional Abuse.


Mr. Tom Wall

Tom is a member of the Board since 2010 and is previously a Board member of The Alliance. Tom is a

published author, who wrote the book "The Boy From Glin" recounting his childhood spent in Glin Industrial

School in Co. Limerick. Tom was also named Limerick Person of the Year by the Limerick Leader due to his

ongoing work with marginalised groups.

Tom is a Survivor of Institutional Abuse.


Ms. Lorraine Kingston

Lorraine joined the Board of Right of Place Second Chance in 2016. A former Cork City Councillor who was Deputy

Mayor of Cork City in 2013 Lorraine also holds a Higher Cert in Arts Literacy Development. Lorraine has been a

member of numerous Voluntary Committees in Cork City over the last number of years, notably; Local Drugs Task Force,

Housing Committee & Strategic Planning & Economic Development Committee to name a few.

Lorraine is not a Survivor of Institutional Abuse.



Keith Delaney

Keith is a finance professional with over 15 years' experience working with Corporate Treasury and international Banking.

He has successfully created and lead International Treasury operations for large multi-nationals. He has driven positive business

improvements and enhanced corporate governance within various organisations.

Keith holds a BA (hons) in Business & Law and a Certificate in Corporate Treasury.

Keith is not a survivor of Institutional Abuse


Adrain Murphy

(To be Updated)


Additionally to the above Board of Directors, who will meet once every two months in 2018, the following sub committees are tasked with ensuring the correct management and governance of the organisation

  • Financial & Special Purpose Committee

Members: Eoin O'Neill, Keith Delaney, Michael Walsh, Franics Treanor BL

  • Governance & Risk Assesment Committee

Members: Fiona Long, Lorraine Kingston & Tom Wall


Should you feel that you can add anything to any sub committee within ROP/SC, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information on how to get involved.