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.

Directorate Organisational Structure

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

Chief Executive

Gavin BoydThe 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.

Gavin Boyd
Chief Executive
028 9041 3175

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Director of Human Resources and Legal Services

Claire DuffieldThe HR Directorate is responsible for HR Policies and Procedures; Employee Welfare; Recruitment; Employee Records; Equality Monitoring; Industrial and Employee Relations; Claims and Legal and HR Advisory Services for Schools.

Clare Duffield
Director of Human Resources and Legal Services
028 9041 3183

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Director of Children & Young People’s Services

Clare ManganThe 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.

Clare Mangan
Director of Children & Young People’s Services
028 9056 4041

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Director of Education

John CollingsThe Education Directorate is responsible for School Improvement; Professional Learning and Development; Strategic Area Planning; Community Planning; Shared Education and Community Use of Schools.

John Collings
Director of Education
028 9041 3151

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Director of Finance and ICT

Joyce BillThe 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.

Joyce Bill
Director of Finance and ICT
028 9041 3178

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Director of Operations and Estates

Sara LongThe 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 and Student Finance.

Sara Long
Director of Operations and Estates
028 9041 3185

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Last upated: 28/10/2018