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Board Members

Board of Management Members 2016

Trustee Nominees

Ms. Inez Bailey (Chairperson)

National Adult Literacy Agency AGM

Inez  has been the Director of the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) since 1997. NALA is a non-profit membership organisation concerned with national co-ordination, training and policy development in adult literacy work in Ireland.  Her work is primarily with the Department of Education and Skills, SOLAS and Education and Training Boards.

A past pupil of Rockford Manor, Inez is also a graduate of Maynooth University where she completed a Bachelor of Arts in English, History and Sociology, a Masters in History and a Higher Diploma in Adult and Community Education.  She is currently studying with the University of Sheffield towards an Education Doctorate.

Inez is also Chairperson of the Southside Partnership and Mounttown Neighbourhood Youth and Family Project and a member of the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs and the Healthy Ireland Council.


Ms. Sonia Weafer

Sonia has been a Senior Regulator with the Central Bank of Ireland since 2006 and prior to this worked as a Fund Accountant within the Funds Industry in Ireland. 
A past pupil of Rockford Manor and a graduate of the National College of Ireland, she is currently a Licentiate of the Compliance Officers of Ireland and a member of the Institute of Bankers. 
Sonia is on the executive board of NALA since December 2012 and joined the board of Rockford Manor in 2014.

Ms. Michelle Thunder


Michelle is a past pupil of Rockford Manor and a graduate of U.C.D. Michelle worked in the telecommunications industry before lecturing at third level. She has since worked in the education and social services sector and is currently working for St. John of God Community Services. Michelle joined the Board in 2013.

Mr. Conor Hannon

Joined Board in 2013, having worked in IT for many years. Married with three daughters and a cat.

Conor joined the Board in 2013 having worked in I.T. for many years. Married with three daughters and a cat.


Parent Representatives

Ms. Riona Norton

Staff Representatives

Mr. Vincent Diffley

Ms. Julieanne Knowles