We confirm that our organisation complies with The Governance Code for the Community, Voluntary and Charitable Sector in Ireland. We also commit to comply with the principles of good fundraising!
The remuneration packages of senior staff fall within these bands:
€25,000-€39,000 – 5 Staff
€55,000- €60,000 – 1 Staff
Links to Constitution for Wexford Arts Centre CLG and most recent Audited accounts and Annual report below.
Audited Accounts and Annual Report 2022
Rosemary Hayes, Chairperson
Rosemary is from Wexford town and returned to live here in 2002, having lived in the UK for 8 years.
She is the PRO for Wexford Lions Club and served as President for two consecutive years. Rosemary is also part of the Volunteer team at the National Opera House, heading up the team of in house tour guides.
Her association with Wexford Arts Centre goes back to art classes in the late 1970’s; despite the best efforts of the excellent tutors on hand, her artistic endeavours are best kept under wraps! Rosemary is a frequent attendee at Wexford Arts Centre and staunch supporter of the Arts in Wexford town and county.
Board Member since September 2016
Ann Hensman, Chair Governance Committee
Ann returned home to Wexford having enjoyed an international banking career in the UK and South Africa for twenty years. She brings with her solid experience from her progressively senior roles across the disciplines of governance, risk, and client relationship management, coupled with extensive multicultural and multi-market exposure.
Ann holds an M.B.A. from University of Surrey and a B.A. (Mod.) Economics and Business Studies from Trinity College Dublin. She is currently undertaking further studies.
She is a keen supporter of the performing arts and attributes her love of them to fond childhood memories taking part in local variety shows with her musical family.
Ann lives near Clonroche, with her daughter Roisin and crazy dog, Angus.
Board member since June 2017
Originally from Holywood, County Down Helen’s art studio has been based in Wexford town for the last twenty years. Completing her degree in Fine Art and postgraduate studies in community arts at Lancaster University, Helen went on to study the art of mosaic and stained glass in Ravenna and Siena. In 1990 she moved to Glasgow working as a Visual arts officer in the west end arts centre before establishing her art studio McLean Fine Arts in the city.
Over the last 30 years Helen has created large-scale, site-specific artworks for Public and private clients. Commissioned in paint, glass and mosaic her artworks have been sited throughout the USA, UK and Ireland.
As a strong advocate for the community arts her teaching and workshop sessions run all year from her studio. Working with adults and young people Helen also runs art programmes in conjunction with WWETB, and local community groups.
Artworks completed in Wexford Town and County
- Rape crisis centre memorial mosaic, Ferrybank, Wexford (2022)
- Community Mosaic artworks Kilmore Quay mosaics Quay wall Wexford (2020-2023)
- Stations of the cross Our Lady’s Island, Wexford (2019 -2022)
- Wexford Whale Chanie mosaic on Wexford quay 2022
- Historical mosaics – The Bullring /County council building façade (2021)
- Alzheimer’s Carers mosaic artwork St. Brigid’s Centre external entrance wall
- School projects have included CBS Secondary Enniscorthy, Ramsgrange Vocational College, Kennedy Park, Scoil Mhuire, Mercy School, Curracloe National School, Barntown National School (2012-2017) Gorey National School,
- Ferns Town community mosaic wall (2017-2019)
- Enniscorthy Hospital mosaic installations.
- New Ross Hospital mosaics
A proud Wexfordian, Mick is the lead singer of award winning Wexford based folk rock group ‘Corner Boy’.
Touring internationally across the UK & Ireland, Asia, North America and Europe, Corner Boy have played many of Ireland’s largest music festivals/venues. In November 2018 they released the ‘Goodbye Old Holy’ EP to critical acclaim, recorded in Grouse Lodge Studios by Grammy award winning producer Ted Hutt (Dropkick Murphy’s, Old Crow Medicine Show). Mick is a former staff member of Wexford County Council’s Arts Department having worked on large scale arts & cultural projects including Three Sisters 2020.
Mick joined the board in March 2020.
Carol is a member of Wexford Drama Group for over ten years and a past Chairperson. She has directing plays for the group during the Opera festival. Her writing is primarily for theatre and she likes to help promote theatre writing as much as possible. She is co-founder of Wexford Playwright Studio in association with Wexford Art Centre and Wexford County Council. She was a committee member of Wexford Literary Festival, looking after the Short Play competition and the Meet the Publisher section. She is actively involved writing for a radio play podcast based in England.
John is a management consultant, who has advised numerous community and voluntary organisations throughout Ireland on strategic development with a particular emphasis on financial sustainability. He was instrumental in the establishment of both Clann Credo, Ireland’s first indigenous social finance organisation and the Community Foundation for Ireland.
John’s prior involvement in the arts included the production of plays in Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States and his role as the chair for seven years of the board of Common Ground, a community arts organisation in west Dublin.
Maria is currently working in Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board in Human Resources having previous experience in Communications, Project Management, Procurement and Supply Chain Management.
Maria holds a Masters of Business Studies and a B.Comm from University College Dublin and has recently undertaken a Diploma in Employment Law from the Law Society
In her spare time, Maria is a member of the Bunclody community choir, and a very lapsed piano and tradition accordion player
She lives near Enniscorthy with her husband and a gorgeous golden retriever.
Board Member since June, 2018
Craig returned to Wexford in 2020 having lived in Dublin for many years. A Banking Professional with 9 years experience in Finance, Credit Analysis and Relationship Management. He has gained significant financial experience through a variety of management roles across Irish Pillar Banks. A graduate of UCD Smurfit Business School, Craig has recently completed a Masters in Financial Services achieving the Chartered Banker qualification. He has a love for education and professional development, and will soon be commencing studies to achieve a professional accountancy qualification.
Craig has a passion for the arts, and is a regular attendee at many events, gigs and operas. His love for the arts roots back to childhood days of stage performances throughout school. In his spare time he enjoys walks on the beautiful beaches of Wexford and spending quality time with friends and family.
Craig lives in Wexford Town with his husband Paul, and adorable dog Prince.
Other Sub Committee Members
We also have great programme support from our sub committee participants which include:
Performing Arts Committee: Chaired by Michael D’Arcy, Jackie Hayden, Kevin Lawlor, Carol Long, Geraldine Cullen and Gerard Young.
Visual Arts Committee: Chaired by Helen McLean, Mary Gallagher and Richard Carr.