National Executive

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

The President is elected at the AGM at 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: Mary Keane (Voluntary Sector)
Vice President: Kieran Golden (Community & Comprehensive)
Past President: Cathnia O’Muirtheartaigh (ETBI)
Treasures: Michael Cregan

Regional Representatives

Region 1 Anne Gorby
Region 2 Daniel Hyland
Region 3 Shane Foley
Region 4 Eric Gaughran
Region 5 Rachel O’Connor
Region 6 Aedín Ní Bhrian
Region 7 Regina Butler
Region 8 Jean-Marie Ward
Region 9 Fiona Ó Catháin

Sectoral Representatives

Community and Comprehensive

  • Siobhán McCarthy
  • John McGuinnes


  • Detta Cahill
  • Cáit Breathnach

Voluntary Secondary

  • Michael Cregan
  • Tracey Groome


  • Gerard Looney

NAPD Further Education & Training

  • Cecilia Munro

Co-opted Members

  • Donncha Ó Treasaigh
  • Caroline Garrett
  • Alan Mongey