We are passionate about the work of Rural Action and that is why we volunteer our time

Tracey McNally

Building on a successful and enjoyable fourteen plus year career in rural development, Tracey now focuses on developing and growing the family manufacturing business, Ecohog Ltd, exporting waste separation technology and expertise worldwide. Tracey joined the Board of Rural Action as founding Director in March 2019. Tracey was appointed Chair in April 2020.

Allen McAdam

Allen is recognised as an experienced and influential advisor in the field of rural and local development in the border region.  He is also a part time farmer.  Allen is a current Board Member of the Ulster Scots Agency, the North South Language Body and a former national Chairman of the Irish LEADER Network, CEO of Cavan Monaghan LEADER and represented Ireland for several years at EU monitoring committee level. He holds several voluntary and community roles and is a former member of numerous national and cross border bodies including the International Fund for Ireland.  Allen joined the Board of Rural Action in April 2022.

Shaun Henry

Shaun has over 20 years’ experience at senior management in the public sector in Northern Ireland.  Shaun had previous extensive experience in the design, delivery and monitoring of EU structural funds and cross border programmes, including rural development. Earlier in his career he spent a number of years working in East Africa and Romania working on people focused development initiatives. Shaun joined the Board of Rural Action in January 2020.

Prof Maura Farrell

Professor Maura Farrell is a full-time lecturer in the School of Geography and Archaeology within the Discipline of Geography at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Maura’s teaching reflects her research specialism which revolves around Rural and Agricultural Geography and her interests focus on processes of social, cultural and economic change for rural inhabitants. Maura joined the Board of Rural Action in October 2019.

Kim Addis

Kim recently retired from Bank of Ireland where she worked as a senior lawyer in Bank of Ireland’s UK legal team supporting a number of different business areas and departments. Prior to joining Bank of Ireland in 2009, Kim worked in private practice for over 10 years with law firms in Belfast, Dublin and London advising on banking and financial services law.
Kim is originally from Dublin but moved to Northern Ireland nearly 25 years ago. Married with two grown up children, Kim is a keen (if clueless) gardener. She also enjoys learning languages, cooking, swimming and reading.