John Kearney

National Council for Special Education

Chief Executive Officer

About John Kearney

John Kearney was made Chief Executive of the Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board (CMETB) in September 2016, where he progressed the delivery of contemporary special education facilities and the expansion of further education and training progression routes for students and adults with special educational needs. 

John has a deep-rooted passion for special education, with significant experience in education developments at national level. He has previously progressed the delivery of a multi-million Regional Capital Investment Programme, having overseen significant increases in post primary enrolments. He also fronted the partnering between further education and training services and employers to deliver targeted upskilling programmes, and led the delivery of successful administration pilots with Education Shared Business Services.