Renée joined PIPS Suicide Prevention Ireland in August 2020 and came with 20 plus years’ experience from the public, private and charity sector with experience across Local and Central Government, Women’s, Housing, Mental Health, Carer’s, as well as private sectors.

She is a professionally trained Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner and Chartered Manager with many years’ experience in Public Health and Housing. Renée has always been motivated by trying to improve the quality of people’s lives in whatever sphere worked or volunteered in. She has held roles developing projects, partnerships and people across Operations, Finance, IT, HR, Marketing, Programmes and Events and thrives in leading with a positive leadership style. She is extremely versatile with a creative approach to problem solving and strategy development. Renée studied extensively throughout her career starting with a BSc (Hons) degree in Environmental Health, Diploma in Industrial Studies, Advanced Diploma in Management Practice and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) all through Ulster University.

Renée’s academic and practical experience has enabled her to dedicate her skills to supporting people, teams and organisations and to help them discover their strengths and develop approaches to make a positive impact in all that they do but which is also seen and felt. She is passionate about contributing to making the lives of others and the world around us better and she sees her role as Executive Director as one of ensuring PIPS is at the forefront in working towards a compassionate society free from suicide.

Her role entails working closely with the Trustee Board to ensure the effective governance and strategic direction of PIPS whilst promoting the services of the organisation and lobbying on matters relevant to clients. Renée knows that PIPS will continue to provide a first class service to as many clients as they can over the coming years.