Directors

Jane Thom

Director of Corporate Services

Jane has been employed with the RDC since 1998 and is currently employed as Director of Corporate Services. She is a member of the Senior Management Team and is responsible for the functioning of the Corporate Services Directorate which has specific responsibility for Finance, Human Resources, and Internal Audit. Jane has a BA (Hons) Degree in Business Studies and C&G 7307 Certificate in Adult Education and is Fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

jthom@rdc.org.uk

 

Michael Kelly

Director

Michael has been employed with the RDC since June 2003 his role is ongoing Co-ordination of the Network. He has over 20 years experience of the voluntary and community sector, 15 of which have been focusing on rural regeneration. Michael was previously employed within RDC managing the Local Regeneration, IFI and Peace Programmes, and previously worked as an RDC Project Officer.   With an MSc in Rural Development, he is actively involved in rural development at a local level.

mkelly@rdc.org.uk

 

Olga Gallagher 

Director of Programmes

Olga has been employed with the RDC since October 2000. She is responsible for the functioning of the Programmes Directorate which manages a number of programmes such as the IFI Personal Youth Development Programme and the RYE Connect (Rural Youth Entrepreneurship) Programme.  Olga was previously employed within RDC managing Peace II, Peace III, IFI Maximising Community Space Programme and IFI Integrating Programme. She has a BSc (Hons) degree in Regional Analysis and Development, a Diploma in Community Development Practice, a Postgraduate Diploma in Rural Development, and Institute of Leadership and Management Awards in Leadership and North/South Public Sector Management.

ogallagher@rdc.org.uk