2020-2022

The role of the City Education Group’s Advisory Board is to advise the Group’s Board of Directors on any matter pertaining to the successful operation of the Group as a whole and the constituent Colleges within the Group. This includes, but is not limited to, issues relating to mission, vision, values and strategy, the strategic development of the Group with reference to current and future trends in education and training in Ireland, Europe, and globally at second, further and higher levels.


Dr Myles Dungan

Broadcaster, Academic & Historian

Myles Dungan is a broadcaster and journalist with more than forty years’ experience of working in Irish radio and TV, as a presenter and programme maker. He has, since 1980, presented Five Seven Live, Rattlebag, Today with Myles Dungan, The History Show and Prime Time on RTE Radio and TV. In 2012 he received a PhD in History from Trinity College, Dublin and has taught at undergraduate level and as an adjunct lecturer in the University of California, Berkeley, Trinity College, Dublin, University College, Dublin, the Dublin Institute of Technology as well as City Colleges. He is the author of more than a dozen books on Irish and American History, including Irish Voices from the Great War and Conspiracy: Irish Political Trials. He is the recipient of two Fulbright Awards to the University of California, Berkeley as a researcher (2007) and a teacher (2011). He is also the recipient of numerous awards for his radio work, including a Jacob’s Award in 1988 for the 13-part radio documentary series, Vietnam. He is the programme director of the annual Hinterland Festival.


Tony Kennedy

Former Executive VP of Global Operations, Teleflex Inc, Board Member, IDA

Anthony Kennedy is a senior business leader with over 30 years’ experience working in CEO, Board and General Manager roles for multinationals, indigenous and start-up companies across the industrial, FMCG, ICT and medical device sectors. He served as Executive Vice President of Global Operations for Teleflex Inc. from 2007 to 2018. Teleflex is a global medical device company with annual revenues of $2.5bn, which designs, manufactures and distributes disposable medical devices and surgical instruments. He previously served as Managing Director (EU) of Saint Gobain’s High Performance Materials Division (annual revenues of €4.7bn). Anthony is currently a board member of IDA Ireland, the foreign direct investment body of the Irish Government.


Dr Paul Clinch

Chairman of Spanish Point Technologies Ltd.

Paul Clinch is Chairman of Spanish Point Technologies Ltd., a cutting edge indigenous Irish software company whose innovative IT systems are deployed all over the world, particularly in the field of music royalties collection.  A forester by background, he was formerly Information Director in Coillte Teoranta and a member of the company’s Corporate Management Board.  As a Director of Coillte’s consultancy arm, Coillte Consult Ltd., he worked for many years advising overseas governments on forest policy development and on land use and natural resources planning.


Stan McHugh

Education Consultant, Former Chief Executive of FETAC

Stan McHugh has been involved in Education and Training all of his working life, having worked as  a secondary school teacher until 1990, and since then as a leading educationalist in a number of Irish national agencies, including CERT, NCVA and FETAC. From 2001 to 2011, he was Chief Executive of the Further Education Training Awards Council (FETAC), and played a central role in establishing the Irish National Framework of Qualifications and in its implementation. Since 2011 he has been operating as an independent consultant in Qualifications and Quality Assurance in Education and Training, in a variety of senior roles in Ireland and abroad. He chairs accreditation panels evaluating Higher Education programmes.

He was a Board member of Rehab from 2014 to 2020, and has expertise in leadership, strategic planning, and corporate governance. Over the years, he has mentored many individuals in senior management roles in Ireland.


Madeleine Mulrennan

Public Policy Consultant, Former President of St Catherine’s College of Education

Madeleine Mulrennan is a graduate of University of Dublin, Trinity College and the Dublin Institute of Technology and has degrees in education, community health and law. She is an experienced independent public policy consultant who has held the role of Special Adviser (policy) to the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources and served in a similar role at the Department of Health. She has significant senior management experience in the third level education sector, including responsibility for academic policies and standards, implementation of new systems, staff development, financial management and organisational change. Her previous policy work encompasses roles for a range of public agencies at national and European level. She was a member of the Governing Authority of Maynooth University and the Board of Directors of Childhood Development Initiative (CDI). She was President of St Catherine’s College of Education, Sion Hill from 2000 to 2007.