Press Release

Minister Reilly Announces Appointment of New HIQA Chairperson

Minister for Health James Reilly, T.D. today announced the appointment of Mr Brian McEnery as the new Chairperson of the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA). Welcoming Mr McEnery to his new role the Minister said “I am delighted that a man of the calibre of Brian McEnery has decided to accept this position as Chairperson of HIQA. With his professional background in healthcare consulting, Mr McEnery brings vast experience and understanding to his new role and I have no doubt he will carry on the excellent work commenced by outgoing Chairperson Pat McGrath. I want to acknowledge Mr McGrath’s significant contribution as Chairperson of HIQA since its inception six years ago. Under his stewardship the Authority has become a crucial part of the Irish healthcare system responsible for driving improvements in the quality and safety of healthcare on behalf of patients. “

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Professional background of Brian McEnery

  • A qualified accountant, currently a Partner with BDO Consulting (Corporate Finance and Healthcare)
  • Lead partner in Healthcare Consulting in particular dealing with older person care, primary care and acute care (March 2012 to date) and previously responsible for the financial management of the Corporate Finance and restructuring area of the firm (Nov. 2003 to March 2012)
  • Member of the Board of NAMA and Chair of its Audit Committee
  • Former Chair and President of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and member of its Global Council; former lecturer for ACCA in Strategic Management
  • Has published privately generated annual healthcare performance statistics for Ireland since 2002 and advisor to many private and voluntary care providers including Age Action Ireland
  • A member of Limerick Institute of Technology Foundation and Limerick City of Culture Committee