David was appointed Secretary General on September 1st 2020. He has previously worked for the Presentation Sisters, as Director of Presentation Ireland, where he led the setting up of a number of new programmes in social inclusion, sustainable living and learning innovation, including establishing iScoil.ie, an innovative online learning organisation for young early school leavers. He served as Executive Director of Marys Meals Ireland, an overseas aid charity providing school meals in Africa and Asia. He was Deputy CEO of the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council where we working on migrant rights and Indigenous land rights. He believes in faith that works for justice in building a more compassionate, just and sustainable world.
Eithne Woulfe, SSL
Eithne is responsible for Education and related matters at AMRI. She has worked in Formation and in school, college and community-based education contexts for many years, in Ireland, France and West Africa. Her particular interests and research areas are theological reflection in dialogue with sociological issues. She has a particular interest in equality issues and the translation of Gospel values among ecclesial and civil communities involved in education in Ireland. Within this framework, she seeks to initiate and respond to consultative processes compatible with the mission and objectives of AMRI.
Eithne acts as Executive Secretary to the Catholic Education Service Committee, a joint body with the IEC, and its Northern Ireland counterpart, the Northern Ireland Commission for Catholic Education. She is a member of the Catholic Schools Partnership, Council of Catholic Maintained Schools (N.I.), The Joint Managerial Body and the Council of Management of Catholic Secondary Schools.
Sandra coordinates the Garda Vetting service for all AMRI members.