Appointment of Chairperson to the University of Limerick Hospitals Group Board

Following a Public Appointment Service (PAS) advertising campaign, the Minister for Health, Simon Harris T.D., has appointed Mr Graham Knowles as Chair of the University of Limerick Hospitals Group Board. This appointment is from 30 November 2017 to 29 November 2020.

Mr Graham Knowles originally trained as a Registered Mental Health Nurse in the U.K. He held a variety of operational management, executive and strategic roles in the NHS. He has an M.Sc in Care Policy and Management from London Guildhall University and M.B.A (Health Executive) from Keele University. He is a former CEO of the Royal Hospital Donnybrook.

Mr Knowles is a member of the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland and Chairs/serves on various Committees including the Audit Committee. He also chairs Health Committees of Inquiry for CORU – The Health and Social Care Professionals Council.