‘I am delighted as President to welcome Sue Shaw as our CEO’, says John Walsh, speaking at January’s  Executive meeting of the Irish Senior Citizens Parliament. (ISCP)

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.

Speaking on her appointment,  ‘I have enjoyed spending the first month as CEO listening to our members on where they see our future, working with the new Board members and Executive as we determine  how best we deliver on this, while ensuring we work within the restrictions of Covid.

Speaking of her commitment to the work of the ISCP, to ensure the voice of older people contributes to the making and shaping of policy for ageing. she says ‘For many older people, managing the ups and down of everyday life policy can seem removed or beyond our influence , but in reality it is policy that drives every aspect of our everyday life, from the cost of heating, groceries through to health services and pension provision. It is as much our right to drive these policies as it is our government. I look forward to continuing and expanding the voice and work of ISCP in this crucial area’.