Malcolm Byrne

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Head of Communications, Higher Education Authority

Malcolm Byrne has been responsible for the HEA’s communications and public affairs strategy since 2007. He has examined the education systems of Canada (Dobbin ICUF scholarship, 2012) and Australia (Endeavour Fellowship, 2014). A graduate in law and in arbitration from UCD, he previously held a variety of posts including with Chambers Ireland, as the first commercial manager with and as Chief Executive of Community Games. He has served as Chair of Wexford County Council, as Vice-President of the National Youth Council of Ireland and as Education Officer with the Union of Students in Ireland. He was named as one of the EU European Young Leaders for 2014.

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