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Dr Jim Browne, Chairperson

Jim Browne

Former President of NUI Galway, Engineers Ireland, and the Irish Academy of Engineering. A number of past roles in a variety of Boards, including the Irish Universities Quality Board, the Saolta Hospital Group, Galway University Foundation, and the Board of the Central Applications Office.

Ms Brigid McManus

Bridget McManus

Experienced public sector leader. Former Secretary-General, Department of Education and Skills. Currently she is a member of the Governing Body of the National College of Ireland, chairs the Health Research Consent Declaration Committee and chairs the National Inland Fisheries Forum.

Dr Anne Kilgallen

Anne Kilgallen

Anne is a Consultant in Public Health Medicine, retired Chief Executive (Western Health and Social Care Trust) and a former Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Northern Ireland. She is a fellow of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), holds a Masters in Public Health from both NUI Dublin and Harvard University.

Ms Mary Cryan

Mary Cryan

Former Human Resources Director with the Brown Thomas Group, and former Employer Member of the Labour Court. Board Member experience also includes: the Employment Equality Agency; Dublin Institute of Technology; and the National Employment Rights Agency.

Mr Con Cronin

Con Cronin

Outgoing member of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin (OLCHC) Board, Chairman of Avison Young property advisors and chartered surveying firm, and past Chairman of the General Practice Committee of the Society of Chartered Surveyors.

Mr Sean Sheehan

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Former Chair of the Board of Temple Street Children’s University Hospital Ltd, and former member of the Board of Governors of the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital and the Children’s University Hospital Ltd. Over 25 years of Leadership and Executive Level experience in Irish and Multinational companies. Mr Sheehan is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Certified Accountants.

Dr Gavin Lavery

Gaven Lavery

Former ICU physician, President of the Intensive Care Society of Ireland and Clinical Director of HSC Safety Forum (NI). Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Trainer and former Clinical Assessor for the Health Foundation. Graduate of the Advanced Training Programme at the Intermountain Institute for Healthcare Delivery and Research.

Ms Catherine Guy

Catherine Guy

Catherine is currently Chief Executive of NiftiBusiness. Catherine is an experienced solicitor and former managing partner of ByrneWallace Law Firm. She is a Chartered Director and is an Independent Non-Executive Director of the FAI (Football Association of Ireland).

Prof Martin Elliott

Martin Elliot

Provost of Gresham College, London; Emeritus Professor of Paediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery at UCL, London; Emeritus Professor of Physic at Gresham College London and former Paediatric cardiothoracic surgeon at Great Ormond Street London since 1984. He was co-Medical Director there from 2010 to 2015. He is a Non-Executive Director at the Royal Marsden Hospital London.

Ms Eleanor O’Neill

Ms Eleanor O’Neill

Eleanor was appointed to the board in 2020. She has more than 30 years’ experience in Digital Transformation roles in technology multinationals, Symantec, Visio, Microsoft, Marrakech and Digital Equipment Corp. Eleanor also serves as a Non-Executive director of Coillte, and the National Transport Authority (NTA).

Eleanor is an Engineering graduate of NUI Galway. In addition, she has post graduate qualifications in Cybersecurity from UCD and Corporate Governance from the Institute of Directors Ireland.

Mr Bernard McLoughlin

Bernard McLoughlin Headshot

Mr McLoughlin has both professional and academic experience in finance. He is a Fellow Chartered Accountant and a Certified Fellow of the Institute of Risk Management with postgraduate qualifications in enterprise, sustainability, and climate risk.

He has held senior executive and advisory roles in the private and public sectors, in finance and risk, and has a successful track record in project finance and asset management, including public-private partnership transactions and the work out of multi-billion Euro distressed debt portfolios. He has also worked on the design, implementation, and reconfiguration of financial management and risk systems in health and education transition projects, outside Ireland and in diverse, multi-cultural settings.

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