New Claddagh Coordinator

Liz O’Hagan – Coordinator

Liz was a small business owner for 20 years before becoming Coordinator for The Claddagh.

Liz migrated to Perth with her Irish parents in 1981 and has work in the migration industry as a registered migration agent since 1999. She has completed formal studies in radio and television, immigration law and has a certificate in enterprise studies from National College of Ireland. Having helped thousands of Irish people make the move to Australia, Liz returned to Perth in December 2012 after 12 years living in Ireland.

Liz joined The Claddagh Committee in October 2014 and was appointed vice-president in October 2015. She stepped down from the committee in May 2016 after she was selected for the Coordinator role.

On her appointment Liz said: “I believe in what we do, why we do it and how we do it. I want to bring The Claddagh to the next level by being active in the community and creating more awareness about what we do as well as broaden the spectrum of people we can assist.”

As the day-to-day Coordinator at The Claddagh, Liz is responsible for all operations including visits to clients in prison and hospital and helping with the repatriation process. She also works with partners in the Irish community in Western Australia. She is also responsible for ensuring the association follows all governance rules and is accountable to transparency to its members.