The Premature Baby Charity for Northern Ireland

TinyLife CEO Statement

After 10 years as TinyLife CEO, our incredible leader, colleague and friend Alison McNulty, will step down from her role in September 2023.
Joining the charity in 2013, Alison has developed, implemented and increased service provision across Northern Ireland, campaigned and lobbied, elevated the profile of the charity, all while keeping the needs of children born too soon, too small or too sick and their families at the forefront and as her priority. Throughout the years, her impact, direction and influence has been truly remarkable; driving through change in legislation and seeing the introduction of the School Age Act in April 2022 being just one of many examples of outstanding achievements under her leadership.
We’re grateful for Alison’s outstanding leadership and unwavering dedication which will leave an indelible mark on our charity and culture. Alison has been instrumental in shaping TinyLife into who, and where, we are today.
Alison said: “It has been a remarkable 10 years leading TinyLife.  I have had the privilege of working with colleagues both within the organisation and  through the many partnerships to bring about real change that positively impacts on the families of premature babies.  I have had the opportunity to meet some amazing families and hearing their  remarkable stories to support me in my work has been humbling ”
As we embark on this transition phase, the TinyLife Board has developed a plan to ensure the charity continues on its path of success over the coming months, with a recruitment process and strategy to find our new CEO in place.  

Together, TinyLife will continue with our mission that premature or sick babies who start life in a neonatal unit in Northern Ireland has the best start to life and is supported to reach their full potential.
Further updates in the coming weeks will be posted on