Staff listing

QQI employs more than 80 staff across four directorates and one division:

  • Awards directorate
  • Corporate services directorate
  • Development directorate
  • Integration directorate
  • Partnerships division

Chief Executive Officer - Padraig Walsh

  • Anna Murphy - Senior Adviser, Strategy and Risk
  • Therese Masterson 
  • Janet Cawley

Director - Barbara Kelly 

Quality assurance

  • Walter Balfe – Head
  • Alex Keys – Senior Manager
  • Laura McNamee
  • Marie Mattimoe
  • Yvonne Agnew 
  • Deirdre Conlan
  • Michelle Gallagher
  • Angela McDonnell
  • Janet Cawley
  • Marie Cotter
  • Tracey Murphy
  • Katherine Walsh

Qualifications standards and certification

  • John O'Connor – Head
  • Liliana O'Reilly
  • Beata Sokolowska 
  • Paula Doyle
  • Maria McLoughlin
  • Alga Mulhall  
  • Andrea Sadlier

Director: Cliona Curley

Caitríona Lawless

Provider governance and risk​ 

  • Mary Sheridan – Head
  • Gráinne Power
  • Martina Fleming 
  • Kathy Lantry 

Human and physical resources

  • Eamonn Collins – Senior Manager
  • Peter McGonigle  
  • Celine Kelly 
  • Ian Larkin 
  • Mary Dowling 
  • Liam Plunkett

Finance and procurement

  • Liam Butler – Senior Manager
  • Yvonne Toner 
  • Aoife Marley 
  • Christine Shannon 

ICT 

  • Louise Kelly - Senior Manager
  • Luke Johnson   

​Internal audit

  • Andrew Bridgett – Senior Manager
  • Mary McEvoy 

Programme Management

  • Ann Murphy – Senior Manager
  • Paul Maguire​

Director: Jim Murray

Research and innovation

  • Peter Cullen – Head
  • Roisín Morris-Drennan – Senior Manager
  • Arancha Oviedo

International education

  • Mary Grennan – Head
  • Lisa Kehoe
  • Rebecca Doyle
  • Deborah O'Brien

International mobility and prior learning

  • Andrina Wafer - Head
  • Mark Coney
  • Yvonne Cullen
  • Anne Maher

Director: Bryan Maguire 

Qualifications information and learning opportunities

  • Angela Lambkin – Head
  • Órla Barry - Senior Manager
  • Siobhán Brennan
  • Karla Keogan
  • Patricia Reddy
  • Breda Cahill
  • Brendan Slattery
  • Anne Walsh

Tertiary education monitoring and review

  • Marie Gould – Head
  • Andrea Durnin - Senior Manager
  • Orlaith O'Loughlin
  • Sabine Epitalon
  • Jennifer Osborne
  • Kevin Henry

Karena Maguire – Head

Communications

  • Gráinne Mooney, Senior Manager
  • Duncan Keegan
  • Alison Quinn

Stakeholder engagement

  • Mairéad Boland, Senior Manager
  • Laura Flynn, Senior Manager
  • Sue Hackett
  • Caoimhe Marshall