Our Team

Liz O'Hagan 1

Liz O’Hagan – Coordinator

Liz O’Hagan commenced her appointment as Coordinator in July 2016 after spending two years a volunteer with the Claddagh. Prior to joining Claddagh Liz managed a Migration Business in Perth and Ireland for 18 years and assisted Irish Citizens with the move to Australia. Her business management experience coupled with her passion for assisting the Irish community places her in good stead for her new role.  Liz can be contacted at liz@claddagh.org.au or via our crisis support line on 0403 972 265.





Victoria Waters – Administration Assistant

Victoria has been living in Perth since 2012 and originally comes from Kildare. She has come on board to the Claddagh after working in administration roles in Ireland and Australia.  Victoria will be assisting with all administration tasks as well as assisting Liz with community projects. Victoria may be contacted at Victoria@claddagh.org.au or 08 9345 1713.





Joan Ross

Joan Ross – President 

Joan Ross is a Grants Manager with the Commonwealth Department of Health, she holds a BA Honours Degree in Humanities and a Post Graduate Diploma in Front Line Management. Joan is one of the founder members of the Claddagh Association and has served as a volunteer on the management committee since 1997. Joan has worked in Aged Care for the past 20 years and brings a lot of experience to the organisation.






Kevin Brady – Secretary

Kevin was introduced to the Claddagh Association when a close friend passed away. He has been working alongside Neil with regards to the fundraising activities for the Claddagh Association over the past 12 months.  He has now taken over the role of Secretary.


Heather McKeegan – Vice President

Heather hails from Antrim and works in HR in the Mining Industry.  Heather comes to the Claddagh Association having previously served on the committee of the Irish Support Agency NSW (formerly known as The Irish Australian Welfare Bureau & Resource Centre NSW Inc or IAWB). Heather holds the position of Vice President having spent the past 12 months as Secretary.


Tom_QuinnTom Quinn – Committee Member

Tom Quinn is a founding member of The Claddagh Association, and has held various positions on the committee including President.

Tom has been involved with the Irish community since he arrived in Perth in 1976. Tom has been extensively involved in supporting people in need and organising fundraising events over the years.  He also held the position of Past President of The Irish Club, he has been a recipient of the Brendan Award and he spent many years playing football for St Finbarrs GFC.

Tom is a director with Professionals The Kelly Team Real Estate and has 25 years experience in real estate.




Neil-RahillNeil Rahill – Committee Member

Neil was introduced to the Claddagh Association when a close friend passed away.  Since then Neil has been actively fundraising in his friend’s name and he will be focused on the fundraising activities for the Claddagh Association over the next 12 months.







Ciaran-McKeownCiaran McKeown – Committee Member/Seniors Project

Ciaran is an IT professional and has his own business. He has called Perth home for the last 4 years. Ciaran is managing the delivery of our Seniors Project as well as other committee matters.






Patricia Bratton – Treasurer

Peter McKenna – Committee Member

Barry Doyle – Committee Member

Darren King – Committee Member