Wicklow based charity boss steps down after complaint to Regulator

Sharon Power pictured with Moscow Flyer

The Chief Executive of the Wicklow based charity The Irish Horse Welfare Trust which is located at Woodenbridge has agreed to step down as a director and secretary of the charity following intervention by the Charities Regulatory Authority.

According to the Irish Times, Sharon Power became chief executive of the trust in 2015 and at the time she was already a director and secretary as well as being a co-signatory on company cheques with others.

The charity was set up in 1997 to re-home abandoned horses and former race horses.

The CEO said she had received a letter from the Charities Regulatory Authority on June 17th raising concerns about her role as a director while being a paid employee.

Ms Power resigned as a director on June 27th and will step down as secretary as soon as a replacement can be found. She will remain on as chief executive.


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