Rachel Morrogh will replace Noeline Blackwell as the new CEO of Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) from November 2023.
Ms Morrogh will take over from Ms Blackwell, whose skilful and persuasive advocacy over the past seven years has focused public, government and legislative attention on mitigating the impact of the trauma of sexual violence and rape.
Rachel Morrogh joins DRCC from the Irish Cancer Society, where she is currently Director of Advocacy and External Affairs.
A graduate of UCD, Rachel holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and politics, a master’s degree in politics, and a diploma in leadership.
“It is an honour to be given the opportunity to lead the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre at a time when the work of the organisation has never been more important nor more needed,” said Ms Morrogh.
“As Chief Executive, my focus will be to accelerate progress to end sexual violence in Ireland while delivering an ambitious growth strategy for the DRCC, so that it can be there for everyone who needs its services, supports and advocacy.”
Commenting on the new appointment, DRCC Chairperson Ann Marie Gill said: “We are delighted to welcome Rachel Morrogh as the new CEO.
“Her proven leadership and vision will be instrumental in guiding the Centre’s strategic direction and working with our stakeholders, as we enter a new and important stage of DRCC’s development.”