Economist to chair national strategy for education

“The economist and banker Dr Colin Hunt is to chair the Government’s new national strategy for education. Dr Hunt, formerly of Goodbody Stockbrokers, works with the Australian bank Macquarie Capital Advisers. He is a former special adviser to Brian Cowen in the Department of Finance and he was also a special adviser to Martin Cullen in the Department of Transport. A Fianna Fáil supporter, he appeared at party pre-election news conferences. According to Minister for Education Batt O’Keeffe, the new strategy will ‘set out the blueprint for the development of the sector over the next two decades’. The strategy group is expected to complete its work by the end of the year …” (more)

[Séan Flynn, Irish Times, 6 February]

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