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Consultant to chair schools body

Sean Hogan is the new Education and Skills Authority chairman
Sean Hogan is the new Education and Skills Authority chairman

Education Minister Caitriona Ruane has appointed Sean Hogan to be chairman of the new Education and Skills Authority (ESA).

The ESA is the body which will take over the functions of the education and library boards and other education bodies like the CCMS.

Mr Hogan is a management consultant from Newry. His new job attracts a salary of £33,000 for a three day week.

The minister said the appointment was "a significant step" in her reforms.

Mr Hogan is also chair of the AgriFood & Bio Science Institute for which he receives £24,000 a year.

He is a non-executive director with the NI Transport Holding Company for which he receives £12,000 a year and is a non-executive director of the Warrenpoint Harbour Authority which pays him £6,000 a year.

The chairmanship of the ESA is a three year appointment.

Mr Hogan said: "I am very pleased to have been appointed. I believe education has the power to open doors at every stage in life.

"We need to ensure the highest standards in education are available to all and I look forward to contributing as we begin a new chapter in the future of our schools."

The minister said: "The ESA will play a key role in improving the delivery of education to our children and young people and raising standards at all levels.

"I know that Sean's skills and experience will enable him to make a valuable contribution to education."



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