New Members of the Higher Education Authority Welcomed

The Higher Education Authority has welcomed the appointment by Government of seven new members and reappointment of two of the outgoing members of the Authority.

The appointees are,

Dr.. Bahram Bekhradnia, Head of the Higher Education Policy Institute, England

Mr. Paddy Cosgrave, Dublin Web Summit

Ms. Siobhan Harkin, Waterford Institute of technology

Dr. Jim Mountjoy, Deputy Director, Science Foundation Ireland

Mr. Gordon Ryan, Head of Development and Business Operations , Sligo IT

Dr. Anthony Staines, Head of Nursing, DCU

Dr. Brian Thornes, CEO, A Bolt Orthopaedics

Ms. Kathleen Lough and Dr. Mary Canning were re-appointed.

This will bring the number of members to nineteen: the Chairman, John Hennessy and eighteen ordinary members.

John Hennessy, Chairman of the HEA, said,

"With the addition of the skills and experience that these new members bring, the HEA position in implementing the National Strategy on Higher Education will be further strengthened."

Malcolm Byrne