Appointment of new members to Department of Education Non-Departmental Public Bodies

Date published: 17 November 2017

The Department of Education has announced the appointment of two new members to its Non-Departmental Public Bodies (NDPBs).

The two appointments are as follows:

Education Authority (EA)

Mr Gerard Lundy is currently a self-employed Education Advisor and is a former deputy Chief Executive of CCMS.  He will bring to the EA experience of business and strategic planning, managing risk and financial and project management.  Mr Lundy does not hold any other public appointments and has not undertaken any political activity during the past five years.

Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA)

Ms Alison Sarah McCrudden is currently a self-employed freelance arts practitioner.  She will bring to CCEA experience in promoting good governance and financial management. Ms McCrudden currently holds one other non-remunerated public appointment as a member of the Board of Comhairle na Gaelscolaíochta (CnaG). She has declared that she has not undertaken any political activity during the last five years.

Notes to editors: 

  1. Education Authority (EA) came into operation on the 1 April 2015 which replaced the five current Education and Library Boards (ELBs) and their Staff Commission.
  2. The constitution of the EA Board is set out in the Education Act (NI) 2014.  The Board comprises a Chairperson appointed by the Minister and 20 members who are nominated by a range of interests i.e. there are 12 members representing the trustees of maintained schools, transferors of controlled schools, Irish-Medium schools, integrated schools, voluntary grammar schools & controlled grammar schools, and 8 political members who are nominated by the relevant political parties.  
  3. The appointment will commence on 13 November 2017 and end on 31 March 2019 (unless terminated before that time).  The annual remuneration for the position is £8,800 per annum plus travel and subsistence allowances.
  4. Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) is an Executive NDPB sponsored by DE.  CCEA’s role is to keep under review and provide advice on the three areas of the curriculum, examinations and assessment.  The Council’s membership comprises a Chairperson and 13 members all of whom are appointed by DE.
  5. The appointment will commence on 13 November 2017 and end on 31 January 2021 (unless terminated before that time).  Members are not remunerated but can claim travel and subsistence allowances.
  6. The appointment to CCEA was made in accordance with the Code of Practice of the Commissioner for Public Appointments for Northern Ireland.  Appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process.  However, the Commissioner requires the political activity of appointees to be published. (See relevant details under each candidate’s name).
  7. Media enquiries to the Department of Education’s Communications Team Tel: (028) 9127 9207.  Out of office hours contact the Duty Press Officer via pager number 07623 974383 and your call will be returned.

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