Our team

Sue Shaw – CEO 

Sue Shaw has over 20 years’ experience in the community development and voluntary sectors working at local regional and national level.  Eight of those years have been working within the Age sector supporting the rights of older people.  Sue also brings her experience of leading senior teams who, working within the Community Development and Family Resource Centre programmes supported the establishment of local community projects across the North East region.

Sue holds a degree in Youth & Community Work and a MA in Applied Social Studies.

Grace Bergin – Office Co-Ordinator

Grace joined the Irish Senior Citizens Parliament in January 2019, following a number of years as a full-time home-based parent.  Her previous background and expertise is in  Office administration and coordination which supports her work with the ISCP.

“What I like about the role is how varied and wide ranging the work is. I can go from Financial Accounting work with the CEO to membership support. I particularly enjoy the membership element of the work and hearing the experiences and issues our members raise.”

Niamh Kavanagh – Membership Development Officer

The newest member to the team, Niamh is currently undertaking a Masters in Social Policy in Trinity College Dublin. She focuses on policies and government decisions which affect our society and people’s welfare.

“I am delighted to be part of this organisation and to help advocate for older people of all ages. I am very much looking forward to getting to know our members and to continue to build a strong collective where all kinds of participation and experience is welcome. I look forward to learning from our members and working together to effect positive change.”