Programmes and Awards Executive Committee

The decisions and recommendations made by the committee are usually informed by external panels and the outcomes of QQI monitoring and review activities.

The dates of the PAEC meetings in 2023 are as follows:

9 February

25 April

8 June

13 July

21 September

28 November

  • Padraig Walsh, Chief Executive Officer, QQI (Chair)
  • Órla Barry, Senior Manager, Qualifications Information and Learning Opportunities, QQI
  • Andrea Durnin, Senior Manager, Tertiary Education Monitoring and Review, QQI
  • Mary Grennan, Head, International Education, QQI
  • Barbara Kelly, Director of Qualifications, QQI 
  • Jim Murray, Director of Development, QQI
  • John O'Connor, Head, Qualifications Standards and Certification, QQI ​


  • Janet Cawley, QQI
  • Therese Masterson, QQI