Rachel Morrogh, CEO Designate DRCC

30th July 2023

Posted In: So In Demand

The Chair and Board of Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) have announced the appointment of Rachel Morrogh as its new CEO from November 2023.  Rachel will take over from Noeline Blackwell, whose skilful and persuasive advocacy over the past seven years has focused public, government and legislative attention on mitigating the impact of the trauma of sexual violence and rape.  

Rachel Morrogh joins DRCC from the Irish Cancer Society where she is currently Director of Advocacy and External Affairs. She will bring a wealth of experience and expertise to lead DRCC in the next phase of its mission to prevent the harm and heal the trauma of sexual violence.  

Commenting on the new appointment, DRCC Chairperson Ann Marie Gill said: “We are delighted to welcome Rachel Morrogh as the new CEO. Her proven leadership and vision will be instrumental in guiding the Centre’s strategic direction and working with our stakeholders, as we enter a new and important stage of DRCC’s development.” 

A graduate of UCD, Rachel holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and politics, a master’s degree in politics, and a diploma in leadership.  Having previously worked for a global pharmaceutical company, with international public affairs agencies, at Oireachtas Éireann and for the Board of Trade in Canada, she brings significant advocacy, leadership and commercial experience to the role. 

Speaking about her new position, Rachel Morrogh noted: “It is an honour to be given the opportunity to lead the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre at a time when the work of the organisation has never been more important nor more needed.  As Chief Executive my focus will be to accelerate progress to end sexual violence in Ireland while delivering an ambitious growth strategy for the DRCC, so that it can be there for everyone who needs its services, supports and advocacy.”