Anne-Marie is the new Vice-Chair of CO3


We’re pleased to announce that our CEO, Anne-Marie McClure, is the new Vice Chair of CO3. CO3 is a leading membership-based organisation that focuses on supporting, developing and connecting Third Sector leaders in Northern Ireland – it currently has over 700 members.

Start360’s relationship with CO3 dates back for many years now and Anne-Marie was the recipient of their Inspiring Leader of the Year award in February 2014 - pictured here with Start360 Ambassador, Colin Jess.

Speaking after her nomination to the role, Anne-Marie said, 

'Leadership is always important, regardless of where you work - but it is even more so at the moment, in terms of our sector and how it fits into the future of Northern Ireland. 

'CO3 is a vehicle for leadership for all those involved as chief officers or senior managers in their organisations. It is a privilege to be in this position not just in Start360 but also now in CO3. I'm looking forward the successful years we have ahead, with such a creative and innovative Chair and Board.' 

Nora Smith, Chief Executive of CO3, said,

‘You are only as good as the people that you have around you, and I have the fortune of being surrounded by a strong Board and Staff team.  At CO3 we recognise that 2018 holds both opportunities and challenges that will demand the development of new support services, as well as continuing to offer the range of services that members currently have access to.  I am delighted that Anne-Marie has been appointed as Vice Chair. Her wisdom, expertise, experience and ultimately her leadership will be invaluable in 2018 and beyond.’