Maureen Kavanagh is CEO of Active Retirement Ireland. Prior to her appointment to this role, Maureen worked in a senior management position with AONTAS, the National Adult Education Organisation, where she worked with all the groups involved in adult and community education, such as, the Vocational Education Committees, community groups and Statutory agencies Maureen initially worked in the field of microbiology and chemistry. She became involved in the area of adult education and community work in 1986 firstly as a volunteer and later moving to full time employment in the field of Adult Education. Having participated in a wide range of learning opportunities over the past twenty five years, Maureen completed her Masters in Adult & Community education in 2007 from National University of Ireland. Maureen has represented community and voluntary sector interests at both national and international levels where she has spoken on a range of topics.