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QQI Board

Board Structure

QQI is governed by a board of ten members including the Chief Executive. Board members are appointed by the Minister for Education and Skills. The Chief Executive is appointed by the Board with the consent of the Minister.

Our independence is guaranteed by our establishing legislation, the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012.

Members of our board include:

  • At least one person with international experience related to the functions of the board

  • At least two learner representatives; one nominated by the Union of Students in Ireland

Membership

The current Board membership is:
• Ms Joanne Harmon (Chair)
• Dr Barbara Brittingham (international member)
• Ms Mary Danagher
• Mr Oisín Hassan (nominee of the Union of Students in Ireland)
• Mr Blake Hodkinson
• Mr Thomas McDermott
• Ms Niamh O’Reilly (learner representative)
• Professor Irene Sheridan
• Dr Anne Walsh
• Dr Padraig Walsh (Chief Executive, ex officio)

The 5-year term of office of the Board of QQI expires on 5 November 2022. 

Meetings

As part of QQI’s commitment to transparency and accountability, we publish a note of all our meetings on this page. 

​2018

​21 May
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27 April
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23 February 2018
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​2017​

3 November 
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​22 September 
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21 July
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​22 June 
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7 AprilTo View the Meeting Note click here
10 February ​To view the Meeting Note, click here

2016​ ​

​25 November To View the Meeting Note, click here
​30 September ​To view the Meeting Note, click here
​10 June To view the Meeting Note, click here
​15 April To view the Meeting Note, click here
12 February ​​​​​To view the Meeting Note, click here

2015​ ​

​27 November ​​​​To view the Meeting Note, click here
​25 September ​​​To view the Meeting Note, click here
28 ​August ​​To view the Meeting Note, click here

​12 June

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​24 AprilTo view the Meeting Note, click here
13 FebruaryTo view the Meeting Note, click here

​8 January

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​2014  ​

​5 December

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​26 September

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​24 June

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​11 April

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​14 February

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​2013

​17 December

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​18 November

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​09 September

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​29 July

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​10 June

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​22 April

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​21 March

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​01 March

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2012 ​

​03 December

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