Key appointment at WIT for Moore

By Esther Hayden

Mayor of Wexford Jim Moore.
Mayor of Wexford Jim Moore.

RECENTLY elected Mayor of Wexford, Jim Moore, has been appointed Chairperson of the Governing Body of Waterford Institute of Technology

Jim, a businessman and engineer, brings great experience from the public service and has significant board experience. The Kilmore man is a member of Wexford County Council and succeeded Cllr. Frank Staples as Mayor of Wexford last month.

Cllr Moore was appointed to his new position by Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton following an open call for expressions of interest run by the Public Appointments Service.

The Department of Education and Skills advised the Minister that Cllr Moore was the most suitable candidate to fill the position.

President of WIT Prof Willie Donnelly welcomed the appointment of a new Governing Body Chairperson. 'Mr Moore is a member of the WIT governing body and chair of the institute's audit committee. He has a deep commitment to the Institute and a track record in providing leadership in education both nationally and regionally. This leadership will be particularly important in helping the institute respond to the educational needs of the region and in particular to the development of our Technological University bid with IT Carlow.'

'Institutes of Technology have a key role in driving regional development and jobs growth. Mr Moore's vast experience and knowledge, in the public, private and voluntary sectors, will ensure that WIT can be a strong driver of economic development and jobs growth in the South East region.

Mr Moore said he was pleased with the new appointment. 'I look forward to continuing the work of the previous Chair and the President of WIT on attracting high quality jobs to the region.'

Minister Bruton welcomed the appointment saying: 'Through our regional skills strategy we will make Ireland the best in Europe at anticipating and responding to the rapidly changing need for talent and skills across all regions and sectors.'

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