Nexus announce interim CEO


New interim CEO of Nexus NI Karen Gallagher.


We are delighted to welcome Karen Gallagher as our interim CEO. Karen has taken over the reigns from Cara Cash-Marley and will be in the post for the next few months at least.

Karen comes to Nexus with a vast wealth of experience, having worked in the voluntary sector for over 21 years. Karen spent 15 of these years at Concern, where she started out in a fundraising role before working her way up to becoming overall NI Manager.

In 2015, seeking a new career challenge, Karen decided to diversify her skills and training. She completed the CO3 Interim Executive training course and secured a place on their panel.

Nexus is Karen’s 5th such placement, having previously spent periods with a children’s theatre company, two spells with NI Hospice – one of which as Director of Fundraising, and with SOS earlier this year.

Karen is excited to be joining Nexus. Speaking about her new role she said: “Nexus NI is a very progressive organisation. When Cara left there was big shoes to fill but I am very excited to be here.

“There’s a fantastic team here who are all very committed and who all work together very well”.

“I’m delighted that I will be at the helm, leading the organisation into it’s 35th year. It’s a wonderful opportunity and I look forward to helping continue to raise awareness of this amazing service, diversifying funding opportunities and being actively involved in the recruitment process of a permanent CEO to hopefully help put the charity in a strong position looking ahead to the next 35 years.”

Welcome to the team Karen, we are all very much looking forward to working with you.