Wendy Osborne retired as Chief Executive of Volunteer Now in Northern Ireland in 2017. She has over 30 years experience of working in the field of volunteer support and development. She has provided leadership locally and nationally and has experience of influencing and developing national policies for volunteering at a Northern Ireland and UK level. She is a former Board member of IAVE and was Senior Advisor to IAVE’s major global research project on national leadership structures for volunteering. She has recently been working as a senior consultant to IAVE on a strategic developmental initiative for the organisation as it moves towards its 50th birthday.