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Brendan McGinty appointed Chairperson of NCI’s Governing Body

Brendan McGinty, Chair of NCI's Governing Body

National College of Ireland (NCI) welcomes Brendan McGinty as Chairperson of its Governing Body. Mr McGinty has previously served as a member of NCI’s Governing Body.  

Mr McGinty is a leading expert in people strategy, employment relations, employment policy, change management, dispute resolution and public affairs. He is Managing Partner of Stratis Consulting, a specialist consultancy supporting organisations on strategic employment relations. He is passionate about skills and people development in a modern economy as well as workplace relations issues having been involved in most national reform initiatives. 

He is Chairperson of the Board of Skillnet Ireland, a serving member of the Board of the Workplace Relations Commission and a Director of Resolve Ireland. He was previously a member of the Ibec leadership team as Director of Industrial Relations and Human Resource Services.  

Mr McGinty said: “I’m delighted to take up this position. I have a particular interest in workforce and skills development in preparing people for the ‘future of work’, which very much aligns with NCI’s values. NCI strives to equip students with the resilience and critical thinking necessary for a long and rewarding engagement with the world of work and promotes lifelong learning. I am proud to support the College’s mission ‘to change lives through education’.” 

President, Professor Gina Quin, said: “This is an exciting time for NCI. We have greatly extended our footprint in the North-East Inner City, with the acquisition of an additional building just 300 metres from Mayor Square, which will be in use from September 2023, delivering an even higher quality experience to our students.  

“NCI will greatly benefit from Mr McGinty’s integrity and efficacy as an advocate and communicator during this period of growth.” 

National College of Ireland is a not-for-profit Higher Education Institute specialising in Computing, Business, Psychology and Education, with around 6,000 students from undergrad to doctoral level. Located at the crossroads of the International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) and the Silicon Docklands, the College has strong relationships with employers surrounding it, supported by an award-winning careers service. With a focus on research, invention and enterprise underpinned by innovative pedagogy, NCI produces graduates of distinction.