The Council of Treoir is delighted to announce the appointment of Damien Peelo as the new Chief Executive of Treoir with effect from 1 July 2017.
Dr Ruth Barrington, the Chairperson of Treoir, welcoming the appointment, said that “The Council is very pleased that a person with such commitment to social justice and experience of the voluntary sector as Damien has joined Treoir as Chief Executive”. She added that the members of Council and the staff of Treoir are looking forward to working with him to promote the interests of unmarried parents and their children.
Damien Peelo is a graduate of University of Ulster where he studied Youth, Community work and social policy. He has over 20 years’ experience working in the community and voluntary sector with a diverse range of communities.
He was formerly the Director of the COPD Support Ireland and the Irish Traveller Movement. Damien has worked on many campaigns with communities to tackle discrimination, poverty, inequality and exclusion. He is a board member of the Ballyfermot Traveller Action Project and has been a Ministerial appointee to a number of governmental policy committees.