Minister Pat Breen TD recently announced new appointments to the Board of the Health and Safety Authority.

The Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 (section 37) provides that the Board of the Health and Safety Authority shall consist of 12 members: 11 ordinary members and a Chairperson.

The power to appoint the Board rests with the Minister of State at the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (DJEI), Mr Pat Breen, T.D.

Chairperson designate: Mr Tom Coughlan was formerly Chief Executive of Clare County Council (2009-2016) and is a board member of the Shannon Group PLC.

Ordinary Members: Three of the ordinary members who were recruited to the Board of the HSA via the Public Appointments Service (PAS) in 2014 have been re-appointed for a second three-year term. They have been joined by a new appointee, Ms Deirdre Cullivan. Ms Cullivan was recruited through the Public Appointments Service (PAS) and is a science graduate with senior level experience in Human Resources Management in the Phamaceutical sector. She is currently a Board member with the Irish Blood Transfusion Service.

 

View the new appointments to the Board of the Health and Safety Authority in full.