Members, Directors & Officers and other information about the trust
Ms Carmel Murphy – Chairperson
Carmel is a graduate of UCC with a BA in Irish and History, and H. Dip. in Ed.
Before she became a member of the PBST board, she taught in a range of schools including ETB and voluntary secondary. She taught for many years in Presentation Brothers College, Mardyke and experienced the benefits of being a member of the Presentation family both as a staff member and as a parent. When Carmel retired, she worked in the School of Education, UCC, as a lecturer in pedagogy and as a tutor on the PME programme. Carmel has experience of serving on a number of boards of management.
Mr. Pat Hegarty
Deputy Chairperson. Manager at Gas Networks Ireland, Cork.
Mr. Colm Ó Corcora
Principal at Coláiste an Chroí Naofa, Carraig na bhFear, Co. Cork.
Ms. Anna Herrick
Retired teacher, Scoil Mhuire na nGrás, Greenmount N.S.
Mr. David O’Kelly
David is a former Principal of Bunscoil Chríost Rí, Turners Cross, Cork
Mr. TJ Coakley
Retired Principal of Bunscoil Chríost Rí, Turners Cross, Cork.
Ms Jennifer Buckley
Teacher and RE Co-ordinator at Coláiste Muire, Cobh, Co. Cork
Mr. Denis Bohane
Denis is a retired primary school teacher and currently Chairman of St Finbarr’s Hurling and Football Club. He is also Chairperson of two Boards of Management.
An tUas. Seán Ó Caoimh
Seán is a former Principal of Bunscoil Chríost Rí, Turners Cross, Cork and former executive officer of the Education Secretariate of the Diocese of Cork and Ross.
Mr. Tim O’Connell
Tim is a former Chairman of Presentation College, Mardyke and retired from the Department of Education & Skills. He is a part-time lecturer in U.C.C.
Ms Paula Sweeney
Paula is a former Principal of Coláiste Muire, Cobh and current Chairperson of a number of Boards of Management in Catholic schools.
Mr Jack O’Sullivan
Jack is a director of O’Leary Insurances and is a founder director and former Chairperson of PBST
Mr. TJ Coakley
TJ is a former Deputy Principal of Bunscoil Chríost Rí, a Diocesan RE Advisor and a former Director of PBST
Mr. Pat Coffey
Pat is retired from the State Examinations Commission and is a former Director and Deputy Chairperson of PBST.
Chief Executive Officer
Michael is the Chief Executive Officer of PBST. He is a graduate of UCC with a BA in English and Geography and of the University of Hull with an MEd where he specialised in teacher professionalisation. He also has an Advanced Diploma in Applied Educational Studies (University of Hull) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Professional Education Studies (School Planning) from NUIG. Prior to his appointment with PBST, he served as Principal at Coláiste an Spioraid Naoimh, Bishopstown, Cork. Michael was formerly a member of the Board of the Christian Leadership in Education Office (CLEO) and has served on a number of school Boards of Management at both primary and second level.
The Office of the CEO is the agency through which the Presentation Brothers Schools Trust develops and manages the school communities in its trust as they continue to foster the Presentation tradition of Edmund Rice education.
The Office of the CEO is committed to enabling our school communities promote catholic education that is inclusive and just.
- To assist school Principals and Deputy Principals in exercising positive leadership
- To appoint, train and support Boards of Management
- To provide induction for new teachers in the schools
- To develop a network among our schools
- To foster links with other educational bodies
- To ensure that all relevant legislation pertaining to schools is observed
- To promote good financial practices in all schools
- To attend to all property issues relating to schools
- To initiating and promoting projects such as Peace & Justice Groups in all schools
- To provide advice to Boards and Principals on issues arising in schools
- To promote an Immersion Programme in Developing World