07 July, 2017 - Jim Moore appointed as Chairperson of the Governing Body of Waterford Institute of Technology

The Minister for Education and Skills, Mr. Richard Bruton, T.D., has today (Friday) appointed Mr. Jim Moore as Chairperson of the Governing Body of the Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT).

The appointment of Mr. Moore follows an open call for expressions of interest run by the Public Appointments Service.

The Department of Education and Skills advised the Minister that Mr. Jim Moore was the most suitable candidate to fill the position.

Institutes of Technology have a key role in drivingregional development and jobs growth. Mr. Jim Moore’s vast experience and knowledge, in the public, private and voluntary sectors, will ensure that WIT can be a strong driver of economic development and jobs growth in the South East region

Mr. Moore brings great experience from the public service and has board experience, including as chair. He is a business-owner, as founder and managing director of Haven Maritime, based in the South East. He is also a qualified engineer, with professional qualifications from Cork Institute of Technology, University College Dublin, University of Limerick, and the Institute of Public Administration. Mr. Moore also has a strong education background, having served on Waterford/Wexford Education and Training Board, the National Parents Council, the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment and Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI).

Minister Bruton welcomed the appointment:

“Institutes of technology have an important role to play in driving regional development and jobs growth. Through our regional skills strategy we will make Ireland the best in Europe at anticipating and responding to the rapidly changing need for talent and skills across all regions and sectors

“Jim Moore has a proven track record of public service, both within and outside the education sector, and combines this with great private sector experience.

“IoTs have a key role in driving regional development and jobs growth. His professional experience and skillset means that he is the right person to ensure that Waterford IoT is equipped to anticipate and respond to changing skills needs in the South East. He will ensure that WIT can provide the skilled workers that are needed to ensure the future competitiveness and strength of the region.

“I wish Jim Moore well in his future role as Chair of the Governing Authority of Waterford Institute of Technology.”


Notes to Editor

Mr. Moore has considerable experience in the education sector. He has been a member of the Board of Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI), and was the Chair of QQI’sPolicies and Standards Committee and a member of QQI’s Audit and Risk Committee. He was also a member of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) and was previously President of the National Parents Council (post-primary).

Mr. Moore also has a strong background within the wider public service, playing key roles in the Waterford / Wexford Education and Training Board, Wexford County Council, and the Wexford Chamber of Commerce. Mr Moore is currently a member of Wexford County Council.

Jim Moore – Curriculum Vitae


Institute of Public Administration [N U I] - Professional Certificate in Governance

University College Dublin - Diploma in Rural Development

University of Limerick - Diploma in Industrial Management

Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology -Incorporated Engineer, I.Eng

Cork Institute of Technology - Marine Engineer, Class 1 (Motor and Steam Plant) Worldwide

Career History

2009 – Present: Local Authority Member Wexford County Council

2013 – 2014: National Parents Council post-primary (Chief Executive Officer)

1988 – Present: Haven Maritime (Founder and Managing Director)

1985 - 1988: Aughinish Alumina Ltd (Plant Engineer)

1974 - 1985: Mobil Oil and Shipping (Marine Engineer (Chief))

Work with Education Bodies

Waterford Wexford ETB - Chairman of the Board (2014 – present)

Wexford VEC

-Chairman of VEC Committee (2007- 30th June 2013)

- Chairman of Adult Literacy Board

- Member of Finance & Building Sub-Committees

- Chairman of Interim BOM of Creagh Community College (opened Sept 2011)

- BOM member of Bridgetown VC and Ramsgrange CS


National Parents Council post primary (NPCpp)

- Member of National Executive 2005 - 2013

- National President 2010 - 2012


National Council Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA)

- Council member (2009-2015)

- Audit sub committee

- Special Education Steering Committee


Post Primary Education Forum (PPEF)

-Founding member and joint Chairman


Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI)

-Member of National Board 2012 - present

-Chairman Policies and Standard Committee

-Audit and Risk committee


Waterford Institute of Technology

-Member of Governing Body – 2013

-Chairman Audit and Risk Committee

-Director of WIT / Direct Campus Services Companies

Representation and Voluntary Experience

Local Authority - Member of Wexford County Council (2009-present)

- Chairman of Council in 2010

- Chairman Planning and Building Control Special Policies Committee

- Deputy Mayor Wexford Borough District, 2015-201


Wexford Chamber of Commerce



Community Development

- Chairman of local Community Development Association - Strategic Development Group leader

- Board member Wexford Local Development (WLD), 2009 to 2014.