Staff and DirectorsRepublic is a democratic organisation, governed by a Board of Directors who are elected each year from among the membership and managed by paid staff and volunteers. If you would like to find out more about becoming a Director of Republic visit our Governance page or get in touch.
Meet the team
Jen Gingell was elected to the board in November 2010 and was elected Executive Chair in June 2012 having previously served as vice Chair. Jen has been heavily organised in running Republic's events since mid-2009 and works in the banking sector.
Paula Feehan was elected Vice Chair in June 2012 and has served on the board since November 2010. Paula's background is in HR and campaigning.
Chief executive officer
Graham Smith is Republic's Chief Executive Officer, and has worked full-time for the organisation since mid-2005. Graham's background is in party political campaigning and the corporate sector.
- Jen Gingell (Executive chair)
- Paula Feehan (Vice chair)
- Arthur Haynes (Chair, Finance and Compliance Committee)
- David Brown
- Loretta Caughlin
- Andrew Child
- Pauline Godfrey
- Edward Halsted
- Peter Jenkins
- Nigel Melly
- Ken Ritchie
- Tim Sharp
- Sue Taylor
- Graham Smith (Chief executive officer)