Denis Leonard was appointed to the Board in June 2014. He is Principal of a further education college in Dunboyne as well as having served as a member of Westmeath County Council and the Longford-Westmeath Education Training Board. He has a degree in Arts and a Master’s degree in Equality Studies from UCD, as well as a post-graduate degree in Guidance from NUI Maynooth. He has served on the boards of Greenpeace, VOICE, and a North South Children’s Charity. He has extensive experience in the area of the environment, producing and presenting a radio programme in this area for five years. He has worked for many local and national community development, transport, environment and charity organisations and has served as Chairperson of the Westmeath Heritage Forum.