Appointment of Father James Nestor, Bishop Quinn and Dr Richard McSweeney Categories: Leadership Timelines: Historical Timeline

On the establishment of the Catholic Education Commission, Bishop Quinn became the first Chairperson, Father James Nestor its first Director and in 1972 Dr Richard McSweeney its Chief Research Officer.

A Mandate and Terms of Reference were established as management and accountability of schools was to now be through a board, not the Parish or Religious Order.