Zero Waste Alliance Ireland (ZWAI) is a member-based environmental NGO, a limited liability company and a registered charity. ZWAI consists of a network of members who dedicate their time voluntarily to the organisation and who constitute the primary policy-making body of ZWAI. A management board is democratically elected by our members and are responsible for supervising the activities of ZWAI and for ensuring that the charity abides by its aims. ZWAI also employs a part-time researcher and membership secretary to help with the workload.
Find out more about our board members below:
Chairman of the board
Ollan Herr is one of the founding members of ZWAI and has played a huge part in the running of the organisation since it’s establishment. Ollan is currently the Chairman of ZWAI’s board of directors.
Co-founder of ZWAI and a member of An Taisce
Jack is a co-founder of ZWAI and a member of An Taisce. He is a former chair of the Environmental
Executive Committee; currently vice-chair of the Westmeath Association of An Taisce; member of the
Council of An Taisce; founder member of the An Taisce Climate Committee.
Claire joined ZWAI in 2019 to learn more about zero waste and the circular economy with a view to working towards making Limerick Ireland's first zero waste city and county.
IEN & EP Representative
Sean was a co-founder of Zero Waste Alliance Ireland in
2004 and was previously founding Chairman of CHASE (Cork
Harbour Alliance for a Safe Environment) in 2000.