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Chief Executive of the Education Authority - Mr Gavin Boyd

The Education Authority became operational on 1 April 2015 and is headed by Gavin Boyd, Chief Executive at Forestview, Purdy’s Lane, Belfast, BT8 7AR.

Education Authority Southern Region (formerly Southern Education and Library Board)

Regional Managing Director - Mr Gregory Butler

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The Southern Region (formerly known as the Southern Education and Library Board) is headed by Gregory Butler, Regional Managing Director, 3 Charlemont Place,The Mall, Armagh, BT61 9AX.



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The Southern Education and Library Board (the ‘Board’) was established as part of Local Government reorganisation in 1973 and is the largest of the five area Boards. The Board's principle functions are the provision of education and youth services to the District Council areas of Armagh, Banbridge, Cookstown, Craigavon, Dungannon & South Tyrone and Newry & Mourne. It spans 1,450 square miles with a total population of approximately 390,300 including 75,767 pupils.


3 Charlemont Place, The Mall, Armagh, BT61 9AX.
Telephone number: 028 3751 2200 | Email: selb.hq@selb.org