Statement from the Education Authority Chairperson

Chief Executive Sara Long will be leaving the Education Authority (EA) in April to take up a new post with the Health Service Executive (HSE) in Ireland as Regional Executive Officer for one of the newly established health regions.

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EA Chair Barry Mulholland said:

“Sara has made an outstanding contribution to the EA the wider education sector firstly as Director of Operations and Estates from 2016 to 2019 and then as Chief Executive for the past 5 years, taking forward an ambitious programme of transformation and service improvement during that time.

“I want to sincerely thank Sara for all of her hard work and dedication and wish her continued success for the future.

“The Board will now ensure that appropriate arrangements are put in place to recruit a new Chief Executive.”

Last updated: 15/01/2024