Ireland's Transgender Organisation, TENI Appoints New CEO

Stephen O’Hare has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer of Transgender Equality Ireland (TENI).

Stephen-O'hare

“I have been truly inspired by the dedication, commitment, vision and leadership both within the organisation and among its members and supporters…”

Stephen will take up the post in November after leaving his current role of JUSTICA Programme Director and EU Grants Manager at the Irish Council of Civil Liberties (ICCL). He has been an active member and supporter of Transgender Equality Network’s (TENI) work for many years and has been part of the the organisation’s Gender Recognition Legal Working group since its inception in 2013.

“I am deeply honoured to have been appointed Chief Executive Officer with TENI,” O’Hare says. “In my previous role with ICCL, I have worked closely, over many years, with TENI on key policy and campaign initiatives relating to equality and human rights of trans people.

“In that time, I have been truly inspired by the dedication, commitment, vision and leadership both within the organisation and among its members and supporters as it strives to secure real and substantial progress for trans people in Ireland.”

Commenting on O’Hare’s appointment, TENI Chair Sara R Phillips said: “Stephen brings a wealth of experience in human rights advocacy and research. It will be incumbent upon Stephen to ensure that trans voices will continue to be central to all that TENI does in the future. The Board and staff will support him in ensuring our campaign of Positive Visibility will continue to improve the lives of the trans community in Ireland”.

Find out more about TENI here.

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