Recent appointments to the Tallaght Hospital Board
On the nomination of the Director General, HSE, the Minister for Health Simon Harris TD has re-appointed Ms Anna Lee as a member of the Tallaght Hospital Board. This appointment is with effect from 21 December 2016 to 20 December 2019.
Ms Lee has considerable experience of the local/community development sector with a particular focus on the development of anti-poverty / social inclusion strategies. She has been centrally involved in the design and implementation of integrated actions at local and regional level and was CEO of South Dublin County Local Community Development Committee (formerly Tallaght / Dodder Valley) from 1991 until July 2014.
She has contributed to policy development at national, regional and county level She currently chairs Volunteer Ireland and the South Dublin County Local Community Development Committee. She has been a member of the Board of Tallaght Hospital since 2014and is also on the Board of the Community Foundation for Ireland and Focus Ireland
On the nomination of the President of the Hospital, the Minister for Health Simon Harris TD has re-appointed Professor Patricia Barker as a member of the Tallaght Hospital Board. This appointment is with effect from 21 December 2016 to 20 December 2019.
Professor Barker is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, having qualified in 1973 – the twentieth woman to qualify since the inception of the Institute in 1888. She completed an MPhil in Gender Studies in Trinity College. She holds a Certificate in Counselling from Maynooth University. She also completed a PhD which developed a paradigm of disclosure of financial information to employees in organisations.
She served her articles with Stokes Bros. & Pim in Dublin\(now KPMG) and worked in Peat, Marwick Mitchell in Manchester. She then became a partner in an accounting practice in Manchester for six years and worked in Manchester University as a principal lecturer. She was appointed lecturer in DCU in 1980 and progressed through senior lecturer, Associate Dean (Business School) and Vice-President (Academic) of DCU. She currently is an adjunct professor in Business Ethics in DCU. She has published extensively in the areas of Financial Reporting, Women in the Professions, Business Ethics and Corporate Governance.
She has worked as a visiting professor in universities in New York, Boston, Angers, Malawi, Dar es Salaam, Sydney and Cape Town and has been an external examiner for universities and professional bodies.
She served as Chairman of Chartered Accountant Ireland’s Financial Accounting Committee for twenty-one years. She is a Council Member of Chartered Accountants Ireland, chairs the Education Board and is a member of the Institute’s Ethics and Governance Committee. She was a member of the Urgent Issues Task Force in London for nine years.
She has had several tours of duty as Election Supervisor for the OSCE in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Republica Serpska, South Africa, Kosovo, Kazakhstan, Montenegro and Belarus. She chaired the expert group reporting to the European Union on the role, structure and functions of the European Court of Auditors.
She has been a member of the Boards of Women’s Aid, Sonas Housing Association, the National Chamber Choir and was the Chairman of the Irish Blood Transfusion Service for three years. She was a member of the Higher Education Authority and chaired its Audit Committee. She is a member of the Boards of Dublin Bus, Tallaght Hospital, the Marine Institute Ltd and Veritas Publications, chairing their Audit Committees. Additionally, she is a member of the Audit Committees of the HSE and The Courts Service. She is currently a counsellor for the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre and is a trainer for volunteer counsellors in the RCC. She chairs the Board of Trustees of the Malawi Girls Education Fund.
She is married to Robert Barker, retired partner in KPMG and they have two grown-up children and two grandchildren. Her interests are sailing, long distance walking, reading and theatre.