Eithne has over 27 years’ of experience in senior leadership including 11 years as a headteacher. For several years, Eithne has been an advisor to the Welsh Government on Initial Teacher Education, teacher recruitment and retention and was influential in the development of self-improving school systems at national policy level. Eithne has been awarded the OBE for services to education in Wales as well as the Pearson award for Leadership and was UK runner up for Investors in People Leadership award. She has recently been awarded an Honorary Professorship with Bangor University in the School of Education and Human Development. Eithne has previously been President of ASCL Cymru.