The Chairman of the PRCA works with a voluntary board and the PRCA’s CEO to achieve its workplan over the course of the year.

Since the organisation’s foundation in 1989, the following people have held the position of PRCA Chairman:

  • Jim Milton – 1989-90
  • Eileen Gleeson – 1991
  • Jim Rowe – 1992
  • Seán O’Riordáin – 1993
  • Jim Walsh – 1994
  • Roddy Guiney – 1995
  • Noel Gilmore – 1996
  • Betty Griffin – 1997
  • Michael Moloney – 1998
  • John McMahon – 1999
  • Fiona Gillespie – 2000
  • John Saunders – 2001-02
  • Hugh Gillanders – 2003-04
  • Carol Flynn – 2005-06
  • Paul Allen – 2007-08
  • Tim Kinsella – 2008-09
  • Ann-Marie O’Sullivan – 2009-10
  • Laurie Mannix – 2011-12
  • Nigel Heneghan – 2013-14
  • Sharon Muphy – 2015-16
  • Rhona Blake – 2017-2019

Mari O’Leary was elected as Chairman at the PRCA’s AGM held in March 2019. Her two year term concludes in March 2021.