Chairperson

Mr Barry Mulholland is the Chairperson of the Board of the Education Authority (EA), effective from 1 January 2021, following a successful public appointments competition.

Mr Barry Mulholland

Mr Mulholland was most recently the Chief Executive of the Controlled Schools’ Support Council (CSSC). He previously served as Chief Administrative Officer in the Belfast Education and Library Board and subsequently as Chief Executive of the Western Education and Library Board.  When the Education Authority came into operation in 2015, he assumed the role of Regional Managing Director taking responsibility for the Western and North and Eastern areas.

Mr Mulholland has also served in a voluntary capacity on a wide range of public and community based committees, including BBC Children in Need (NI), BBC Appeals Committee (NI), the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, Lurgan Credit Union and the Chief Executives’ Forum (NI).   

Last updated: 04/01/2021