Carol Hanney Biography

Carol Hanney is an education consultant who was Chief Executive of City of Dublin Education and Training Board from 2016 to 2021 where she led and developed its broad range of services including second and further education provision.  In her role she also had overall management responsibility for the national grants-awarding body, SUSI.  Prior to becoming CE in CDETB she was Further Education Specialist in the Department of Education and Skills. From 2008 to 2013 she was Chief Executive Officer of Dún Laoghaire VEC and she previously held the position of Principal of Bray Institute of Further Education from 1999 to 2008. 

She has worked in education all her life and has a particular interest in public education and how people progress from disadvantage to success.  She has been a member of several national educational bodies and committees and has participated in many international educational projects and conferences.

She holds a BA and HDip in Education from NUIG and a Masters in Education from TCD. 

Throughout her teaching career Carol was involved in curriculum and course development at second and at FE level and is committed to the promotion of quality in education.  As a teacher she sat on a number of NCCA committees reforming both Junior and Senior Cycle, worked for a period as TUI Assistant General Secretary and served as a member of Boards of Management, Partnership Boards and various other bodies.

Her experience in senior education leadership roles has involved leading and managing high performing teams through times of strategic change and development and through times of creative growth.