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Belfast Businesswoman joins NOW Group Board of Directors

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NOW Group, a prominent social enterprise in Northern Ireland, has appointed Cathy Donnelly, Chief People Officer at TextHelp, as its newest board member. This decision comes as NOW Group expands its services to facilitate job opportunities for individuals with learning difficulties, autism, and other neurodiverse conditions across Ireland.

Cathy Donnelly brings over 25 years of experience in human resources and a proven track record of fostering inclusive environments in educational and professional settings. Her tenure at TextHelp has been marked by the integration of business and the development of HR strategies aimed at creating an inclusive global community. Notably, her efforts have not only improved employee experiences but also promoted diversity and high performance.

NOW Group, known for its innovative services like the JAM Card and app, continues to broaden its impact, recently extending its reach into the Republic of Ireland. Cathy’s strategic insights and experience in managing global change initiatives will be invaluable as the organization seeks further growth and seeks to deepen its influence in the communities it serves.

Maeve Monaghan, Chief Executive at NOW Group, expressed excitement about Cathy’s appointment, stating, “Cathy’s visionary leadership and her commitment to inclusivity make her an ideal addition to our board. We are thrilled to welcome her on board and excited for the fresh perspectives she will bring to our mission.”

In response to her new role, Cathy Donnelly shared, “I am deeply honored to join the NOW Group Board, an organization whose dedication to inclusivity and empowerment resonates with my own. The opportunity to contribute to NOW Group’s mission and make a greater social impact is both exciting and humbling. I look forward to working alongside the team to further our impact and help more individuals achieve their fullest potential.”

The NOW Group board comprises seasoned professionals from various fields, including business, law, finance, technology, HR, and communications. Maeve concluded by expressing gratitude to current and former board members for their contributions, which have laid a strong foundation for the organization’s continued success and growth.

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