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Our Members

The Expert Group on Future Skills Needs (EGFSN) is an independent, non-statutory body, which includes members from the business community, education and training providers, learner-support groups, trade unions, and a small number of Government Departments and agencies (DES, DETE, EI, IDA, SOLAS, HEA).

As of April 2017 the EGFSN is chaired by Tony Donohoe, Policy Advisor with Ibec.  

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                Tony Donohoe

                Chair of the EGFSN and Policy Advisor with Ibec

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                Breda O'Toole

                Breda is Head of Talent Transformation & Innovation at IDA Ireland.

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                Jonathan McMillan

                Jonathan was appointed in January 2021 to head up Enterprise Ireland’s Client Management Development & Skills Division.

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                Shauna Dunlop

                Director of Strategy, Research and Evaluation with SOLAS

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                Dr. Laura Bambrick

                Social Policy Officer, Irish Congress of Trade Unions

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                Kevin Daly

                Principal Officer, Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment

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                Joan McNaboe

                Head of Skills and Labour Market Research, SOLAS

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                William Beausang

                Assistant Secretary, Department of Education and Skills

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                Dr. Vivienne Patterson

                Head of Skills, Engagement and Statistics at the Higher Education Authority