National Executive

NAPD is governed by its Constitution, Articles of Management and by the decision of its members at the annual conference.

The President is elected at the AGM at the annual conference. The office of President rotates each year between the three post-primary sectors, Community and Comprehensive, ETB and Voluntary Secondary Sector.

The National Executive meets on a monthly basis. It consists of the Presidents, nine regional representatives, a principal and deputy principal from each of the three-second level sectors and co-options to ensure gender and sectoral balance and an equal balance between representations of principals and deputy principals.

National Executive Members

President: Shane Foley (ETB)
Vice President:  Regina Butler (Vol Sec)
Past President:  Rachel O’Connor (C&C)
Treasurer: Anton O’Mahony (C&C)

Regional Representatives

Region 1 David McEvoy
Region 2 Susan McGann
Region 3 Andrea Finlay-Kajic
Region 4 Brian Doran
Region 5 Michael Weafer
Region 6 Liam Murphy
Region 7 Pending Election
Region 8 Jean Marie Ward
Region 9 Deirdre Hickey

Sectoral Representatives

Community and Comprehensive

  • Anton O’Mahony
  • Sarah Gibbons


  • Lesley Byrne
  • Robert Finnegan

Voluntary Secondary

  • John O’Donovan
  • Lorraine Sherlock


  • Sean Crowley

NAPD Further Education & Training

  • Pending Election

Co-opted Members

  • Anthony Reynolds
  • Ceola McGown
  • Kevin Langton