Castlebar man Greg Barry has been elected as the new chairperson of a national disability organisation.
Mr Barry was elected chairperson of the Irish Association of Supported Employment (IASE ) and will take on a leading role in the work of the organisation for the next two years, heading up a 14-strong national board.
The IASE promotes equal employment opportunities for people with disabilities throughout Ireland, working closely with employers, jobseekers, disability service providers and Government.
The chairperson role is a voluntary position.
Mr Barry, who manages the EmployAbility Mayo service, said he was ‘delighted’ and ‘honoured’ to take up the position.
“I am really looking forward to taking on this role within a very proactive organisation which promotes a meaningful and vital message about the valuable contribution people with a disability can, and do, make to Irish workplaces,” he explained.
“I am delighted and honoured my fellow board members elected me as chairperson and I hope to spend my time in this position helping the organisation to grow and develop and to bring about real social change in Ireland by promoting the inclusion of people with disabilities in Irish workplaces.”
For more on the work of the IASE, visit www.iase.ie