College Board of Management

CDETB Nominee and Chair of the Board – Cllr Seán Haughey
Cllr-Seán-Haughey Seán attended St. Paul’s College, Raheny and is a graduate of TCD with a degree in economics and politics. He was a Member of Dublin City Council from 1985-2003 and was re-elected to the Council again in 2014 for the Clontarf electoral area. He served as Lord Mayor of Dublin in 1989/1990. He was a Member of Seanad Éireann from 1987-1992 and a Member of Dáil Éireann from 1992-2011. In 2006 he was appointed Minister of State at the Department of Education where he had special responsibility for Lifelong Learning until 2011. In his capacity as a public representative he has served on a number of hospital Boards and local development companies. Seán is also on the Boards of the CDETB and Coláiste Dhúlaigh CFE.
Principal of Killester College of Further Education and Secretary to the Board of Management – Mr Rory O’Sullivan
 Rory-OSullivan Rory qualified as a teacher of Mathematics and Geography from UCD in 1985.  He joined the staff of the City of Dublin VEC in 1986 as a teacher of Mathematics and Computing in Whitehall College.  He moved to Coláiste Íde College of Further Education in 1991 as an Assistant Principal (Admissions Officer) before being appointed as Deputy Principal in Ballsbridge College of Further Education in 1995.  While in Ballsbridge College he was awarded a Master of Education degree in Educational Management in 1996 from UCD.  In 2001 Rory became Principal of Killester College of Further Education.  Rory has a great interest in inclusive education and has been involved in several international projects since 2001.  As part of a European project involving 28 countries, he was invited to speak at the European Parliament in May 2013 on the work being done in Killester College on inclusive further education.  He was a member of the FETAC Council from 2006 until 2012 and of the National Council for Special Education from 2007 until 2010.  He is currently a member of the QQI Appeals Panel.  Rory has continued his studies and is currently researching for his PhD in further education policy in Ireland in Trinity College Dublin.
CDETB Nominee – Cllr Alison Gilliland
Cllr-Alison-Gilliland Cllr Alison Gilliland is a trade union official with the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation. She leads teacher professional development and trade union officer training. She has worked in this role for the last 10 years. Previously to joining the INTO full-time, Alison was a primary school teacher. She worked in Our Lady Immaculate Junior and Senior National Schools and in Swords Educate Together. Alison is currently doing her doctorate, researching the young activist teachers’ views of their union as their professional voice.
CDETB Nominee – Mr Ciarán McNulty
Ciaran-McNulty Ciaran is a staff representative on the board of the City of Dublin Education and Training Board. He has worked as a teacher in Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education since 2001 and is an Assistant Principal there. He co-ordinates the Computer Science course and has the responsibility of Marketing in Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education.
Student Representative – TBC
Staff Representative – Ms Catherine Geoghegan
Catherine-Geoghegan Catherine became a member of Killester College (KCFE) of Further Education teaching staff in 2000. Prior to this she worked for the Bank of Ireland for 11 years. She teaches IT based subjects, e.g. Computer Applications and Web Authoring. Catherine is also the Access Officer in KCFE. Recently she was appointed coordinator of the Momentum funded labour market activation programme ‘Social Media for Business’. Catherine has served on the Board of the Irish Haemochromatosis Association since her appointment in 2008.
Staff Representative – Mr Gerard Whelan
Ger-Whelan Gerard Whelan is the Director of Adult Education and the Tutor of the Computer Systems & Networks course in Killester College. Having completed his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science in 2001 he worked in the private sector for 3 years as Client Server IT support and Database Manager. Gerard started teaching in Killester College in 2004 where he continues to teach a broad range of computer subjects including Cisco’s CCNA. Since then he has completed his Graduate Diploma in Education in DCU in 2011. As well as teaching, Gerard has also had his research work published in education journals and has presented at a European level on interactive learning methods. Gerard is currently a member of the management team for the college and is also a member of the Social Networking committee.
Industry & Services Representative (Local Employer) – Ms. Mary Magner
Mary-Magner Mary lives in Raheny with her husband and daughter. For the last two decades now she has been a local businesswoman and employer, currently employing 30 people. Mary is a director of several companies and proprietor of Nuthouse Bistro Killester.
Industry & Services Representative – Nominee of the Irish Small & Medium Enterprises Association (ISME), Ms Barbara Geoghegan.
Barbara-Geoghegan Barbara is Managing Director of J S Dobbs & Co, an Irish SME, and Ireland’s leading supplier of healthcare products. Dobbs has been in business since 1976. It is a family business and Barbara has been involved since the beginning, becoming Managing Director 9 years ago. She previously worked as a nurse in St Ita’s Hospital, Portrane. For the past 8 years Barbara has been a national council member of ISME, the Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association, is also currently on the board of ISME. She is also Vice Chair of the Irish Medical and Surgical Trade Association and in 2015 joined the Board of Killester College of Further Education as an ISME nominee.
Community/Special Interests Representative (Further Education and Training Policy)
Ms Margaret Kelly
Margaret-Kelly Margaret Kelly retired from the Department of Education and Skills in 2012. Her work there included responsibility for policy, funding and monitoring of programmes aided under the European Social Fund, (1989 -1998), Further and Adult Education, (1998-2003) and more recently, curriculum policy and developments at first and second level education. During the 1990s and up to early in the new century there was a major expansion of VTOS, Youthreach, PLC and adult literacy provision, and the introduction of the Back to Education Initiative, the Adult Educational Guidance Service and the appointment of Community Education Facilitators.
Community/Special Interests Representative (Higher Education) – Mr Ciaran O’Leary
Ciaran-OLeary Ciaran O’Leary is the Head of Learning Development for the College of Sciences and Health at Dublin Institute of Technology. As Head of Learning Development he has responsibility for the promotion of enhanced learning strategies and coordination of academic quality assurance in the College of Sciences and Health. Prior to his current role, Ciaran spent 12 years as a lecturer in the School of Computing in Dublin Institute of Technology where he taught on a variety of technical modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Ciaran’s research interests include Universal Design, Accessible Web Design, and Technology Acceptance.
Community/Special Interests Representative (People with Disabilities) – Dr Gerald Craddock
Dr-Gerald-Craddock Dr Craddock is the inaugural Chief Officer of the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design, a statutory body established by the Irish Government in 2007. It is part of the National Disability Authority which is the lead state agency on disability in Ireland. The Centre and its highly experienced team is focused on enabling the design of environments that can be accessed, understood and used regardless of age, size and ability. Key domain areas covered by the Centre are the built environment, products and services, and information and communication technologies (ICT).