Our People

Meet the NIRN Board

Michael Sloan, Area Manager – East Belfast Mission (EBM)

Michael oversees the management & development of EBM – an award winning Social Enterprise with stores selling preloved clothing, refurbished furniture and and repaired bicycles. As a board member of Community Resources Network Ireland, he has a wealth of experience in reuse & repair in the Social Enterprise and Community sector.

Heidi Clarke, Project Officer – Strategic Investment Board (SIB)

Heidi has a background in sustainable development, with over 10 years’ experience in the town planning sector across UK. She currently works for SIB supporting the Department for the Economy in the development of a Circular Economy Strategic Framework – the government’s first commitment to a CE, providing vision for collaboration and greater circularity across business and society.

Liam McNally, Practitioner – International Synergies

Through his work, Liam engages members in practical and innovative application of Industrial Symbiosis within their businesses to achieve positive economic benefits, environmental compliance and positive social responsibility when utilising resources. Liam is adept at problem solving to assist businesses seeking to apply Circular Economy and IS principles, which supports them on the first steps towards Net Zero Waste.


Nuala Griffiths, Environmental, Social & Governance Manager, Heron Bros

Nuala oversees construction projects in Northern Ireland and Scotland, and is experienced in the public & private sector, delivering events and  engaging with organisations to showcase a wide range of careers that the construction industry offers. Her focus is on a wider circular economy and how the construction industry can make an impact in the communities in which they work.

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Marcus Campbell – Project Officer, Belfast City Council

Marcus has almost 20 years experience in sustainable resource management. Employed in Belfast City Council’s Waste Management Unit, his responsibilities include developing and delivering new recycling, reuse and repair initiatives, and supporting the city’s moves towards a more circular economy. Marcus values the opportunities this provides to meet social need and support the local economy in addition to delivering environmental benefits.

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Eimear Montague — Executive Director

Eimear is responsible for developing the Reuse & Repair Network in Northern Ireland to establish a membership base targeting community and third sector organisations. She holds a Bachelor of Social Science Degree in Law and Politics and was a founder and board member of Sustainable Building Solutions (SBS), which shaped the strategic direction of the Travis Perkins Group in the Sustainability Market. She sits on the Board of Rural Community Network (RCN), a group which promotes and supports the needs of the rural population in Northern Ireland and Techno Tyrone Ltd, an organisation which focuses on rural regeneration of Mid and West Tyrone and management and development of a community based business park.

Eimear can be contacted at info@ni-rn.com.

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Caroline McGuinness Brooks – Network Coordinator

Caroline established the Zero Waste Cloth Nappy Library on behalf of Derry based charity, Zero Waste North West. She then continued to lead on Repair Cafe Foyle for the charity before establishing a community interest company ‘Repair & Share Foyle’ with plans for developing a library of things in the region in the near future.  

Caroline can be contacted at: caroline@ni-rn.co