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Directorates and Business Units in QQI

Directorate: CEO Office

CEO: Padraig Walsh 

Senior Strategic Adviser : Anna Murphy

Therese Masterson

Janet Cawley

Directorate: Corporate Services, Strategic Planning and Communications

Director: Claire Byrne


​Board and Committee Governance

Caitriona Lawless


HR, Employee Engagement and Finance

Eamonn Collins - Manager of HR, Employee Engagement and Finance

HR and Employee Engagement

Celine Kelly

Ian Larkin


Máiréad McMahon

Alison Condon

Aoife Marley

Christine Shannon

Nikki Byrne


Strategic Planning and Communications Unit


Laura Carrigan

Deirdre Miller

Susan MacNeill

Tina Medjber

Alison Quinn



Directorate: Governance and ICT

Director: Ultan Tuite


ICT and Procurement Unit

Ray O'Neill, Head of ICT and Procurement

Luke Johnson  


Legal Affairs and Risk Unit

Mary Sheridan, Head of Legal Affairs and Risk

Grainne Power

Mary McEvoy

Kathy Lantry

Martina Fleming


Audit and Facilities Unit

Andrew Bridgett - Manager of Audit and Facilities

Peter McGonigle

Ryan Cassidy

Deirdre Conlan

Mary Dowling

Liam Plunkett


Directorate: Qualifications

Director: Barbara Kelly


Awards Standards Unit

Roisin Sweeney - Head of Awards Standards

Paul Brady

Alga Mulhall


Awards and Certification Unit

Colette Harrison - Manager of Awards and Certification

Maria McLoughlin

Andrea Sadlier

Marita Kiernan

Paula Gaffney

Paula Doyle

Statistics and Research

James Byrne


Qualifications and Skills Policy Unit

John O'Connor - Head of Qualifications and Skills Policy

Information Services

Angela Lambkin - Head of Information Services


Anne Walsh


Anne Maher

Mark Coney

Yvonne Cullen


Siobhan Brennan

Patricia Reddy

Breda Cahill

Brendan Slattery


Directorate: Quality Assurance

Director: Bryan Maguire

QA Improvement Services

Niamh Lenehan

Wendy Mathews

Kevin Henry


QA Regulatory Services

​Ann Graves

Antoinette Beatty

Angela McDonnell

Tracey Murphy

Andrea Boland

Janet Cawley


Sub-Directorate: Quality Assurance Improvement


Cyclical Reviews Unit

Orla Lynch - Head of Cyclical Reviews


Quality Projects Unit

Karena Maguire - Head of Quality Projects


Access and Lifelong Learning Unit

Andrina Wafer - Head of Access and Lifelong Learning  


Sub-Directorate: Quality Assurance Regulation


Provider Approval Unit

Walter Balfe - Head of Provider Approval


Validation and Delegation Unit

Peter Cullen - Head of Validation and Delegation

Validation of English Language Education and Transnational Programmes

Sue Hackett

Deborah O'Brien


Regulatory Projects and IEM Development

Deirdre Stritch - Manager of Regulatory Projects and IEM Development