Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board (WWETB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Karina Daly to the post of Chief Executive of WWETB. Karina has been the acting Chief Executive since October 2023, following the retirement of Kevin Lewis.

WWETB provides education and training to over 28,000 students, in the areas of primary and post-primary education, further education and training (including apprenticeships). It employs 1,850 staff across Waterford and Wexford. 

Since late 2016, Karina has worked as Director of Organisation Support and Development (OSD) with WWETB. One of her key roles has been leading the preparation and overseeing the implementation of the WWETB Strategy Statement as well as leading the key corporate areas of HR, Finance and Corporate Services. Karina has previously worked at University College Dublin, as Research Services Manager. She subsequently held the role of Deputy Director, and latterly Director of Assessment for UCD and was responsible for managing assessment processes for the university.

Karina holds a PhD in modern Cultural History from UCD, and a Masters in Business Studies from the Smurfit School of Business. She has written two academic books based on her PhD studies.

We extend our congratulations to Karina and wish her every success in her new role.