Fiona Ryan Fiona Ryan, Commissioner

Prior to her appointment, Fiona was the Chief Executive of Sonas Domestic Violence Charity, the largest provider of frontline support services to women and child victims of domestic abuse in Ireland. A member of the monitoring committee of the National Strategy for Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence in the South, she advocated on behalf of victims and monitored government commitments to victims under the strategy. She holds a Masters in Journalism (MAJ) and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA). Fiona is originally from Cork City.

The following team support the Commissioner in carrying out her role under the legislation:

  • Secretary to the Commissioner / Head of COSICA Office - Tara Cunningham
  • DP Policy and Engagement - Claire Campbell
  • DP Corporate Services - Joanne McComb
  • Victim and Survivor Engagement - Theresa Toal
  • Accountant - Lisa McCord
  • PA to the Commissioner - Pippa James
  • Policy and Engagement - Micheál Smith 
  • Policy and Engagement - Terence McKernan
  • Engagement - Louise Cassidy