Ian Power is CEO of Community Creations, the not-for-profit company behind the award-winning ‘spunout’ and ‘50808’ services. spunout is Ireland’s youth information service by young people, for young people with over 180,000 young people using spunout resources each month. ‘50808’ is a free 24/7 text service, providing everything from a calming chat to immediate support for people going through a mental health or emotional crisis. 50808 publicly launched in Ireland in June 2020 and engages texters in over 4,000 support conversations each month.
Ian is also an independent non-executive director of Community Foundation Ireland and of the Citizens Information Board. In addition, Ian was recently appointed as a member of the Irish Government’s Commission on Pensions, and as a member of the National Implementation Monitoring Committee of ‘Sharing the Vision’, Ireland’s national mental health policy. Ian is a former President of the National Youth Council of Ireland, and was a member of the Government’s National Taskforce on Youth Mental Health in 2016/17.
Ian has a particular interest in the area of juvenile justice and holds an advanced diploma in the subject from the King’s Inn, along with a U.S. State Department professional fellowship in juvenile justice and the rule of law from Boston College.
Ian completed the Certificate and Diploma in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors (Dip IoD) in 2019.
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