Deirdre Garvey is Chief Executive Officer of The Wheel, Ireland’s national association of charities, community and voluntary organisations.
Deirdre has represented the charity / community and voluntary sector’s interests on many fora over the years including: the Charity Regulator’s consultative panel on the ‘Regulation of Fundraising’ (2016).
She is a regular public speaker on the topics of corporate governance in non-profits; best practice in charities; active-citizenship and all issues affecting charities and the non-profit sector in Ireland.
Prior to joining The Wheel, Deirdre was Director of Development at Barretstown in Kildare.
Before moving into full-time work in the community and voluntary sector in 1995, Deirdre worked in the ‘hi-tech’ sector in Germany for eight years.