Extern speaks up for and supports more than 25,000 children, young people, individuals and families each year.  Through our work we enable them to overcome their challenges, empower positive change and support family unity.

As a leading social justice charity across the island of Ireland, Extern has more than 80 individual projects, operating from over 40 locations in 27 counties.

We also support, house, and advise people who are:

  • homeless or facing homelessness
  • refugees
  • the Traveller community
  • people who have been through the criminal justice system
  • living with the impact of suicide
  • dealing with mental health
  • dealing with drug and alcohol issues

Aideen D’Arcy Chair

Danny McQuillan Chief Executive

Why Extern is supporting Boardroom Apprentice

Extern have supported the Boardroom Apprentice Initiative previously.  Previous participants have made positive and informed contributions to Board discussions and gained valuable experience in the operations of a Board.

Location of Board and Committee Meetings

Currently on Microsoft Teams.  When restrictions permit:

Extern NI, Hydepark House, 3 McKinney Road, Newtownabbey

BT36 4PE or at specific project locations.

Frequency and timing of board/committee meetings

Bi-monthly meetings take place at either 11am-1pm or 4pm-6pm

Date of Board Meetings (September 2022 – August 2023)

13 October 2022

8 December 2022

A meeting calendar has not yet been agreed for 2023.

Committee of the Boards and meeting dates (September 2022 – August 2023)

22 September 2022

24 November 2022

A meeting calendar has not yet been agreed for 2023.