Appointments to the Health Insurance Authority

Following a Public Service Appointments (PAS) campaign, the Minister for Health, Simon Harris T.D., has appointed the following as members of the Health Insurance Authority from 5 July 2019 to 4 July 2022:

Mr Damien McShane

Damien is a seasoned legal advisor and corporate executive with significant senior level experience across the financial sector. He is currently a member of the board of directors of one of Ireland’s largest custodian banks (itself a principal operating subsidiary of the world’s largest custodian) and responsible for its custody functions amongst other activities. He previously served as a legal advisor to the Central Bank and Aviva, where he had significant experience with health insurance matters.

He holds degrees from the Queen’s University of Belfast, National University of Ireland (UCD), University of Dublin (Trinity College), King’s Inns, and University of Oxford (Jesus College), most recently obtaining an MBA (with distinction) from the latter. Damien is a lawyer admitted to the bar in both Ireland and New York (not practicing), lectures at the Institute of Banking on legal and regulatory matters, and also acts as a charity trustee.

Ms Marcella Flood

Marcella is a seasoned business leader, with a strong commercial acumen, working at Director/ C-Suite level for over a decade. She has extensive experience in defining and driving operations and technology strategies that deliver shareholder value. Having led significant change programs within global corporates as well as established and developed multiple start-ups, Marcella is an entrepreneurial change agent with a passion for people development and creating high performing teams.

Presently Marcella is the Head of Digital Transformation with Allianz Care, where she is accountable for the development and implementation of the digital vision and strategy for Allianz Care globally.

Previous roles include Director, OEM Operations EMEA at Microsoft.  Marcella is a Chartered Director from the Institute of Directors UK, and holds an MBA from Smurfit College, University College Dublin.