Recent appointment of Chairperson to the Saolta University Healthcare Group Board
Following a Public Appointments Service campaign, the Minister for Health Simon Harris TD has appointed Dr John Killeen as Chairperson to the Saolta University Healthcare Group Board. This is with effect from 12th December 2016 until 15th June 2018.
Dr. Killeen, originally from Co. Roscommon, an engineer by profession, is a retired CEO of Colas Group in Ireland and a retired Managing Director of Cold Chon Galway Ltd. He played an influential role in the development of major infrastructural projects in Ireland and was involved in setting up the National Roads Authority. He is a Past President of Institution of Engineers of Ireland, a founding President of the Academy of Engineers in Ireland and is currently Chairman of the Galway Harbour redevelopment project. He is also the man behind the Volvo Ocean Race
stopover. Dr. Killeen has served on the Saolta University Healthcare Group Board since January, 2013 and has been interim Chair from June 2014.