Deirdre Garvey is the founding Chief Executive Officer of charitable nonprofit The Wheel, Ireland’s association of charities, community and voluntary organisations.
Deirdre has served on a wide range of government committees and fora representing the sector including the Charity Regulator’s Advisory Group for the Charities Governance code (2018); the Strategy Implementation Advisory Group for the National Women’s and Girl’s Strategy (ongoing); the Charity Regulator’s consultative panel on the Regulation of Fundraising (2016) and the Working Group on Citizen Engagement in Local Government (2013/2014);
Prior to joining The Wheel, Deirdre was Director of Development (Fundraising) at Barretstown in Co Kildare where she worked for five years. Having studied science for her Bachelors degree in 1986, Deirdre completed a Masters in Business Administration in 2003. She holds a Certificate in Charity Law, Trusteeship and Governance from the Law Society (2018).