HEA Chief Executive, Dr. Graham Love, Stepping Down

By Malcolm Byrne

Posted: 21 August, 2018

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HEA Chief Executive, Dr Graham Love, has announced he is to step down.


“It is with regret that I resign as HEA chief executive. The HEA makes a valuable contribution to higher education in Ireland. In my brief tenure, I have endeavoured to make strategic development a core element of HEA activities. I wish the organisation every success in the future” stated Dr Love.

Michael Horgan, Chairman of the HEA, stated “On behalf of the Authority, I want to thank Dr Love for his significant contribution to the HEA. Since joining the HEA, he has overseen the reorganisation of the internal management of the Authority, the production of a new strategic plan and the recruitment of new staff to key positions within the Authority. During his term, a new funding model has been developed, a new performance framework introduced and the redrafting of a new legislative foundation for the HEA begun. Dr Love has significantly contributed to the development of the higher education system in Ireland and we in the HEA are sad and disappointed that he is leaving, but we wish him every success in the future. As a Board we will focus now on continuing the delivery of the HEA workplan, quickly securing an interim CEO and setting about recruiting a permanent replacement.”

Dr Love is expected to step down in October.



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