Dr Mary McAleese
Patron

Dr Lynn Ramsey
Chair

Prof Marie Clarke
Deputy Chair

Kevin McStravock
Board Member

Karena Maguire
Board Member

Lewis Purser
Board Member

Prof Kerstin May
Board Member

Prof Paul McSweeney
Board Member

Tim Conlon
Board Member

Christian Tauch
International Advisor

Dr Kathy Takayama
International Advisor

Dr Jim Murray
Board Member

Dr Niall Seery
Board Member

Clare McGee
Board Member

Dr Sharon Feeney
Board Member

The academically-led Board of the National Forum provides strategic guidance, oversight and leadership to the Forum in pursuit of its vision and mission. It comprises representatives of the broad spectrum of stakeholders in Irish higher education, including students, academics, senior managers, policy makers and representative bodies.

The Board is responsible, on behalf of the sector and funders, for ensuring the effectiveness of the work of the Forum so that it has maximum system-level impact, aligns with strategy, and is informed by research and national and international best practice.

It informs and approves the Forum’s strategy, specific policies, budget, and overall work plan. It also prioritises funding allocations to enhancement activities in a fair and transparent manner that fosters sustainable enhancement and delivers best value on behalf of the sector.

The Board is responsible for ensuring that there is appropriate, periodic evaluation of the work (and impact) of the Forum and compliance with all statutory requirements.

It operates on the basis that members are participants in a collective endeavour on behalf of the sector rather than simply representatives of particular institutions.