Marie Norbury announced as the Irish Chaplaincy’s new CEO

Marie Norbury has been announced as the Irish Chaplaincy’s new CEO.

The Irish Chaplaincy is delighted to announce the appointment of Marie Norbury as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Marie comes with a breadth of experience gained from working in both the charity and corporate sectors as well as ten years in Catholic education. Rooted in Catholic Social Teaching, she joins the Irish Chaplaincy from Pact (Prison Advice & Care Trust) where she has played a key role in raising awareness of the impact of imprisonment on faith communities and has inspired many to get involved to support prisoners and their families. A part-time sessional prison chaplain, she also has first-hand experience of lives lived in prisons.

Speaking about her appointment, Marie said:

I am delighted and filled with gratitude to be joining the Irish Chaplaincy team as CEO. I am passionate about social justice and believe strongly in serving those who are vulnerable, excluded or overlooked. On meeting the team, I was struck by the compassionate approach, rooted in the Gospel, to bringing care, friendship, dignity, and hope to those in need. It is a great privilege to be given the opportunity to contribute, as CEO, to this vitally important work which builds the Common Good, one person at a time.

Clare Coffey, Chair of Trustees of the Irish Chaplaincy commented:

Marie was the stand-out candidate following a thorough selection process. Her authority, authenticity, experience and faith shone through. We have no doubt that she will be an excellent leader, taking the Irish Chaplaincy forward with compassion and mission.

Marie starts in her new role from early May 2024.

Marie Norbury, CEO of Irish Chaplaincy