Health and Safety Authority Board

Tom Coughlan Former Chief Executive, Clare County Council (2009 -2016). Board member of the Shannon Group PLC.

Representing Employers
Andrew Bowers Director Operational Excellence, EMEA at Baxter Healthcare Corporation. IBEC (new appointment)
Dermot Carey  Head of Safety and Manpower Services at the Construction Industry Federation: CIF (new appointment)
Michael Gillen Senior Executive with PharmaChemical Ireland (PCI): IBEC (reappointment)

Representing Employees
Pat Kenny Trade Union Official, Communication Workers Union. ICTU  (reappointment)
Christine Rowland Independent Consultant, retired SIPTU official. ICTU (reappointment)
Frank Vaughan Director of Learning at the Irish Congress of Trade Unions.  ICTU (reappointment)

Ministerial Appointments
Carol Bolger Former Head of Business Management, Ulster Bank (reappointment)
Paul Cullen Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (reappointment)
Deirdre Cullivan HR Consultant ( new appointment)
John McCartney Director of Research at Chartered Surveyors Savills Ireland (reappointment)
Professor James Phelan Former Dean of Agriculture & Head of the Department of Agribusiness, Extension and Rural Development, University College Dublin (reappointment)

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.

The employer and employee representative organisations nominate 6 (3 each) of the members and the Minister nominates the Chairperson and 5 other members (including a representative of the Department).

Updated: 28 April 2017
Created:23 March 2017