ETB/SOLAS Programme Board

Who we are

Department of Education and Skills ETB/SOLAS Programme Board.

What we do

The Programme Board sets the strategic direction for the ETB/SOLAS reform programme including shared services and external service delivery.

The group aims to meet on a quarterly basis.

Terms of Reference

The Programme Board will ensure that projects associated with the ETB/SOLAS reform programme are progressed. The Programme Board will encourage greater collaboration and inter-agency cooperation between ETBs and SOLAS.


Designated Public Officials (DPO):  Seán Ó Foghlú, Secretary General, Department of Education and Skills (DES); William Beausang, Asst. Secretary General DES; Deirdre Shanley, Asst. Secretary General DES; Deirdre McDonnell, Asst. Secretary General DES.

  • Chairperson: Seán Ó Foghlú, Secretary General DES
  • William Beausang, Asst. Secretary General DES
  • Deirdre McDonnell, Asst. Secretary General DES
  • Deirdre Shanley, Asst. Secretary General DES
  • Marion Edwards, DES, PO Shared Service Advisor
  • Gráinne Cullen, DES, PO Public Service Reform
  • Nessa Doyle, ETBI
  • Andrew Brownlee, SOLAS
  • Paddy Lavelle, Dublin-Dun Laoghaire ETB
  • David Leahy, Galway-Roscommon ETB


Meetings Documentation


Secretary: Michael Baldwin
Address: Department of Education and Skills, Marlborough Street, Dublin 1
Phone: 01 889 2094

See Also

Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015