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Organisational Structure

Organisational Structure

The Education Authority’s Senior Management structure comprises five directorates and the Chief Executive’s Office. Each Directorate is responsible for a range of services and functions.

Further information and the relevant contact details can be found below.

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Contact Details


NameDirectorateContact Number
Gavin BoydChief Executive028 9041 3175
The Chief Executive’s Office is responsible for Strategic Leadership and Operational Delivery; Change Management; Financial Management and Governance; Communications; Equality and Internal Audit. The Chief Executive is EA’s Accounting Officer.


NameDirectorateContact Number
Clare DuffieldDirector of Human Resources and Legal Services028 9041 3183
The HR Directorate is responsible for HR Policies and Procedures; Employee Welfare; Recruitment; Employee Records; Equality Monitoring; Industrial and Employee Relations and HR Advisory Services for Schools.


NameDirectorateContact Number
Clare ManganDirector of Children & Young People’s Services028 9056 4041
The Children and Young People’s Services Directorate is responsible for Special Education Operations and Provision; Pupil Support Services; Pupil Welfare Services (including Child Protection); Youth Service and Early Years.


NameDirectorateContact Number
John CollingsDirector of Education028 9041 3151
The Education Directorate is responsible for School Improvement; Professional Learning and Development; Strategic Area Planning; Community Planning; Shared Education and Community Use of Schools.


NameDirectorateContact Number
Joyce BillDirector of Finance and ICT028 9041 3178
The Finance and ICT Directorate is responsible for Budgetary Control; Management Accounting; Financial Accounts; Financial Planning; LMS; Payroll and Pensions; Accounts Payable; Accounts Receivable; Cash Management; Income Generation; Reprographics; Registry and ICT.


NameDirectorateContact Number
Sara LongDirector of Operations and Estates028 9041 3185
The Operations and Estates Directorate is responsible for Capital Development; Estate Services and Maintenance; Energy Management and Efficiency; Health and Safety; Catering Service; Emergency Management and Planning; Free School Meals and Clothing; Transport Service; Schools Admissions; Claims and Legal and Student Finance.

SERVICES & INFORMATION

The Education and Library Boards (ELBs) were dissolved on 31 March 2015. The Education Authority was established on 01 April 2015 and is now responsible for all of the operational functions previously carried out by the five ELBs in accordance with the Education Orders.

40 Academy Street, Belfast, BT1 2NQ
Email: info@eani.org.uk