Announcement – IUA Restructuring of Executive Management Structure

Following a review of the executive management structure of the IUA, the Directors have taken a decision to restructure the organisation to ensure its alignment with the needs of our member Universities and to ensure its long-term organisational sustainability.

On foot of that review, the Research Office within IUA is being restructured. The immediate outcome is that the role of Director of Research has been made redundant and as a consequence Dr Conor O’Carroll will be leaving the Irish Universities Association at the end of April, having served almost thirteen years in the organisation.  He will, however, continue in the position of Chair of the EU Steering Group on Human Resources and Mobility (SGHRM) until the end of his term on that committee. Lead responsibility for research matters within IUA has been reassigned to the Chief Executive, Ned Costello.

As Director of Research since 2001 Conor has made a substantial contribution to the IUA, the University Sector in Ireland, and internationally has represented Ireland with distinction. His work on behalf of the university sector, both in Ireland and abroad, is held in high esteem, as is his contribution to the organisation’s standing and all at IUA wish to thank him for this contribution and wish him every success in his future endeavours.