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Eve Bremner named as new head of CCMS

Eve Bremner has been named as the new head of CCMS
Suzanne McGonagle Education Reporter

The former assistant director of the Education Authority (EA) has been named the new chief executive of the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools.

Eve Bremner succeeds Gerry Campbell, who left earlier this year to become the north's new exams chief.

Ms Bremner has significant experience of education and the wider public sector, having held senior leadership positions in the EA, CCMS and local councils.

Most recently, she was EA assistant director with responsibility for leading and developing frontline services, including school transport, and strategic transformation projects.

Ms Bremner was also director of area planning and development in CCMS and held several senior positions in Belfast City Council, where she established multi-agency Community Safety Partnerships, supported the transformation of leisure provision, and implemented local government reform.

She said she is "delighted to have been appointed and to be returning to CCMS".  

"I am fortunate to be joining a team of committed professionals, both at headquarters and throughout our schools, who are passionate about providing inclusive school environments that enrich the lives of pupils and wider communities," she said.

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"There are significant challenges facing education, but this has also created space for innovation and improvement.

"I am committed to advocating for investment in children and young people and look forward to working with our partner organisations to support transformation that improves outcomes for pupils." 

Bishop Donal McKeown, CCMS chairperson, said: “Eve brings to the role a wealth of experience of the broader education sector and is a passionate advocate for the pivotal role that education plays in young people’s futures and in creating a healthy, stable and sustainable society."

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