Maura, prior to her retirement has had an extensive career in further and higher education in Northern Ireland.  Formerly, Director of Curriculum Services at Belfast Metropolitan College, she had responsibility for a range of functions including Workforce and Economic Development, Curriculum Quality Improvement, Information Learning Technology and Projects through the Development Office. 

Previous posts included Deputy Director Learner Services for the Belfast Institute for Further Education where she had responsibility for strategic leadership of a range of support services, including Student Services, Market, Staff Development, Management Information Systems and Information Learning Technology.  Maura currently serves on the Finance and General Purposes and Audit Committees.