Cecilia has worked from the ground up in FE for over 27 years, in a variety of positions dealing with students from diverse backgrounds attending many different programmes. Prior to appointment in May 2019 as Principal of Ballyfermot College of Further Education, Cecilia served Principal of Dún Laoghaire Further Education Institute from 2011-2019. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of SOLAS and served on the National Executive of the National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals and also served as the Chair of the NAPD Further Education and Training Committee. Cecilia specialises in strategic policy and governance and risk as it relates to Further Education and Training. She has served as Chair of both the the Strategic Development Committee and the National Apprenticeship Advisory Committee. She is currently Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee in SOLAS. Cecilia is the CDETB nominee on the Board of Ballyfermot/Chapelizod Partnership. Cecilia is a member of the following committees within CDETB: FET Quality Assurance and Strategic Planning Council, Strategic Performance Development Group and the Strategic FET Provision Planning Group. Cecilia is a member of the Education Matters Editing Team and contributes to the yearly publications and other opinion pieces nationally in relation to FET.