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Board

Cyril Thornton: Chairperson
Date appointed: 12/03/2015
Cyril is the Complaints Officer Deputy Designated Person
Cyril is a Human Resource Director, having earned a Masters in HR MSc and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personal Development (CIPD). In addition to his work with WCAC, Cyril volunteers time to the RNLI fundraising committee.

Eily May Connolly
Date appointed: 16/12/2013

Grahame Copplestone
Date appointed: 09/06/2016
Grahame is a Practising Solicitor having received his accreditations from UCC, Fordham Law School (NYC) and the Texas Bar Association. In addition to his work with the WCAC, Grahame is Chairperson of L’Arche Cork in Togher, where he has been a member for eleven years and is Secretary to Baltimore Sailing Club where he has been a member for six years.

John Hegarty
Date appointed: 09/06/2016
John is an electrician with Senior Trades and Level 6 Electrical Engineering Certifications . In addition to his work with WCAC, John works extensively in his community, including Light Design for the Skibbereen Theatre Society. 

Nicola Kelly
Date co-opted: 14/09/2016
Nicola is a professional artist having earned her BA in Visual Art from DIT and currently working on her MA in Art and Process at Crawford College.

Peter Murphy
Date appointed: 16/12/2013
Peter is a Managing Partner at FMP Architects having studied at the Royal Institute of British Architects and is a Member of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland(RIAI). Peter has been member of the Baltimore Sailing Club Committee and the Rotary Club in Cork. He currently acts as Director and Chairman of Beland Ltd (Property Company), Robert Jones Ltd (Property Company), and the Douglas St, Cork, Business Association. He has been a board member of WCAC since 2007, with a principle role of advising on, and monitoring the development of a new building for the arts in Skibbereen.

Daniel Reilly
Date appointed: 16/12/2013

Jennifer Snashall
Date appointed: 16/12/2013
Jennifer is the Child Protection Deputy Designated Person
Jenny is a Primary School Teacher having earned her BEd from Cardiff University and advanced certification from Rolle College in Exeter. She is a longstanding community volunteer in her home of Schull, West Cork where she helps organise its popular Arts in Schull Week.

Sharon Walsh
Date appointed: 16/12/2013
Sharon is a Chartered Engineer amd Qualified Passive House Deisgner with her own consultancy firm, having qualified with a Degree in Engineering from UCC and subsequently became a Chartered Engineer. She has been involved in various capacities with community groups and clubs in Baltimore including the Community Council, Wooden Boat Festival and the Sailing Club. She has been a member of the WCAC board for 9 years with a lifelong interest in the arts, particularly in painting and printmaking.

Sarah Canty, Secretary to the Board

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