Dr Pat O’Mahony appointed as chair of the Board of the Health Information & Quality Authority

Following a Public Appointment Service (PAS) campaign, the Minister for Health, Simon Harris T.D., has appointed Dr Pat O’Mahony as Chairperson of the Board of the Health Information & Quality Authority, for up to a five year term with effect from 03rd October 2018.


Pat O’Mahony

Chief Executive, Molecular Medicine Ireland

Professor Pat O’Mahony, MVM, MBA, C Dir, is Chief Executive of Clinical Research Development Ireland, the clinical and translational research partnership of the universities in Ireland, a post he assumed in January 2017.

Pat has acted as Chair of the Board of the Irish Medicines Verification Organisation (IMVO) since June 2017 and he provides strategic management consultancy to selected clients.

Up to December 2016, Pat was Deputy Secretary General and Head of Governance and Performance at the Department of Health in Dublin for 15 months, prior to which he was Chief Executive of the Health Products Regulatory Authority from 2002 to 2015.

Having spent a number of years in private clinical practice and as Technical Manager in the pharmaceutical industry in Ireland and the UK, Pat worked in public health and was Director of Consumer Protection at the Food Safety Authority of Ireland.

Pat has served on a variety of public and private sector boards including the European Medicines Agency (EMA), where he served as Chairman from 2007 to 2011, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland, the National Patient Safety Advisory Group and he was Vice-Chair of the International Coalition of Medicines Regulatory Authorities. Pat was appointed Adjunct Professor at UCD in August 2017.