Generation Irish. He
is proud of his roots and was one of the two key organizers of our recent successful
Summer Ball. Rory is determined to bring the younger generations into the
involvement of the Society.
Joe is a retired businesswoman running a successful small business in Coventry for many
years. A Trustee since 2012 Jo is actively involved in the business planning and future
development of the Society.
Kate Was CIS Chair
for 8 years until 2015 and hence brings great voluntary sector experience. Kate is noted for
her communication and public speaking skills and is hugely positive about her Irish heritage.
Kay is a retired nurse that worked for the NHS for 40 years. Kay was heavily involved in the Coventry
Irish Festival until its closure in 2008. Kay has been the lead organiser of the Coventry St. Patrick's
Festival since 2003 and has huge experience as a Society Trustee frm 2001-2019. Kay was chair
for a few years before stepping down in 2019.
Kiera Forrest, P.A to the Manager
Kiera is 3rd Generation Irish and joined the Society in July 2018. Kiera possesses excellent
administrative skills and has quickly initiated some new services for CIS including an online
Irish Passport Service Facility. Kiera’s role includes finance systems, service databases,
marketing, and social media.
Nikita Smith, Case Worker
Nikita is 3rd Generation Irish and lived in Newry, Country Down for five years from the age
of nineteen. Nikita is very passionate about her Irish Heritage and enjoys Irish dancing and
listening to Irish music. Nikita's role includes passport applications, benefits, and general