Andrew Brownlee was appointed SOLAS CEO in August 2019 following an open competition.
Andrew was Executive Director for Strategy and Knowledge at SOLAS since January 2018, where he played a key role in putting in place a strategic performance framework for the further education and training (FET) system, in implementing reforms to support a more integrated system and in developing an ambitious, new five year strategy for the further education and training sector.
Andrew joined SOLAS from the Higher Education Authority. Prior to joining the public sector, Andrew had a long and distinguished career in management consultancy.
Skills and Development
Conor J. Dunne
Strategy and Knowledge
Communications and Secretariat
National Programme Innovation / CPD and Workforce Development
Apprenticeship and Work Based Learning
Strategy, Research and Evaluation
FET Active Inclusion
FET Planning and Investment
Organisational Development and Support
Construction Services and FET CAPEX