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New acting Chief Executive appointed for Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board

The new acting Chief Executive at Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board (CMETB) has been confirmed as Dr Fiona McGrath.

Dr McGrath was formally appointed following a recent meeting of the ETB board. The role will be an interim one until August 2022. Fiona will officially take up her new position on 15th March 2022, having recently served as Director of Monaghan Institute.

Fiona began her career as Adult Education Officer with Co Monaghan VEC, managing and expanding the range of further education services and learning opportunities available to local communities. She also played a lead role in the establishment of Monaghan Institute and in its continuing development over the years as a Further Education and Training centre of excellence. Speaking of her appointment Dr McGrath said: “I pledge my commitment to work with the board of CMETB and executive team to continue providing quality education and training opportunities in counties Cavan and Monaghan. I aim to build upon the success already delivered by my predecessors and the team at CMETB in partnership with staff, students and learners in our schools, further education and training centres and administrative offices to continue delivering the best quality service.”

CMETB chairperson, Councillor Colm Carthy, joined by board members, extended their congratulations to Fiona and wished her well in her new role. Speaking about the ETB’s new appointment, Mr Carthy, said: “On behalf of the ETB board, we congratulate Dr Fiona McGrath on her appointment as acting Chief Executive. Fiona will be a steady hand to lead the organisation for the next six months, as she has done so as Director of Monaghan Institute. The board is very familiar with the work that Fiona has done throughout her career, having fulfilled her roles to the highest standards over many years.”

Dr Fiona McGrath takes over from current acting Chief Executive, John Kearney, who departs CMETB to take up the role as Chief Executive Officer of the National Council for Special Education (NCSE).