Who We Are
National LGBT Federation (NXF), C/O GCN, the Skylab,
2 Exchange St Upper,
Phone +353 1 675 5025
Fax +353 1 671 3549
NXF Board & Governance
The NXF is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee. Strategic direction for the NXF and GCN is the responsibility of the Board of Directors of National LGBT Federation Ltd.
The members of the NXF Board have wide ranging experience in working for lesbian and gay organisations, the advertising and commercial sector, the HSE, higher educational institutions, in journalism, publishing and in community development. Members of the Board have served on the Irish government’s National AIDS Strategy Committee, the Equality Authority’s Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Advisory Committee, and the NESF Working Group on Implementing Equality for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual people.
The main Board meets monthly, and subcommittees of the Board meet as necessary to work on specific projects. The monthly time commitment of Board members is normally 4 – 6 hours. New Board members join for an initial period of six months and after a review usually become company directors of National LGBT Federation Ltd.
CURRENT NXF BOARD
Ciarán Ó hUltacháin has volunteered in the LGBT sector for almost 2 decades, including roles as a journalist in GCN and Coordinator of both Dublin Pride and GAZE Film Festival. He has worked professionally in a policy/research capacity across the public, corporate and NGO sectors in University College Dublin (UCD), the Equality Authority and Millward Brown Research. Ciarán is the current LGBT Staff Liaison Officer in UCD and was appointed as Vice-Chair of the NXF in March 2013.
Adam Long joined the NXF Board in 2012 and has a background in media and communications. He holds a BA in Journalism and has worked as a radio current affairs producer and communications officer. He has a strong interest in politics and using the political system to advance LGBT equality issues.
Ray Molloy joined the NXF Board in 2010. He is very familiar with issues of diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and has an extensive background of project and team management in the IT corporate environment. By working with multiple cultures around the world for more than eighteen years, Ray has gained significant experience of building bridges into mutual understanding of seemingly incompatible perspectives. Ray lives with his husband Rafal in County Wicklow.
Bego Urain joined the NXF Board in 2015. Bego is a Spanish national and has been living in Ireland since 1999. She has a Degree in Business and Finance as well as MCP, MCSD, ITIL and Project Management qualifications. She has over 15 years IT experience in the financial sector and is currently the Head of Application Services at Capita. Bego is currently undertaking a Diploma in Life & Executive Coaching at the National College of Ireland.
Steve Jacques joined the NXF Board in 2015 having previously been involved in 2008/09. Steve is a qualified social worker and has worked in the child protection sector for over 20 years in both government and non-government agencies. He is currently the Chief Operating Officer for Key Assets – The Children’s Services Provider (Part of the Core Assets Group) which is an international children and family social services agency working in 12 countries in Europe, North America and Australasia. Steve has been involved in LGBT activism since his early 20’s and has a particular interest in faith and sexuality. In 1998 Steve co-founded “Same Love” which is an LGBT inclusive faith based network based in the north of England.