Former Thornhill principal appointed to the Board of the new Education Authority

Sister Chris Hegarty. (2604PG71)
Sister Chris Hegarty. (2604PG71)

A former Thornhill College principal has been appointed to the Board of the new Education Authority.

Sister Chris Hegarty lives in Derry and is Leader of a Religious Community. She is the former Principal of Thornhill College. She is Chair of the Board of Management, Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana, Co Donegal and a member of both the Conference of Religious of Ireland (CORI) NI Commission and the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

Sister Hegarty was one of four people to be nominated by the NI Commission for Catholic Education to represent the interests of trustees of maintained schools

Sister Hegarty has declared that she has not undertaken any political activity during the last five years and she does not currently hold any other public appointments.

Part-time North West Regional College lecturer, Áine Andrews, was also appointed to the board and she was nominated by Comhairle na Gaelscolaíochta to represent the interests of Irish-medium schools.

Ms. Andrews lives in Belfast and is currently Principal of Gaelscoil Na bhFál and a part-time lecturer with the North West Regional College. She is the founding Chair of Altram.

Ms. Andrews has declared that she has not undertaken any political activity during the last five years and she does not currently hold any other public appointments.

The Department of Education announced the appointments of 20 members, including Sister Hegarty, to the Board of the new Education Authority on Thursday. The board will be established formally on April 1, 2015.