Colin is the Director of Finance & Operations at The Bar of Ireland, the representative body for the barristers’ profession in Ireland. Prior to this, Colin held several senior finance positions in the private sector including healthcare and construction supply. Colin is a commercially experienced Chartered Accountant with over 28 years of experience directing and managing finance functions.
Colin is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland and a member since 1994. In 2017, he completed the Diploma in Corporate Governance at UCD Smurfit Graduate Business School. He has been a board member of the Residential Tenancy Board since 2019 and sits on the RTB Audit and Risk Committee. He has also served on the Pieta Risk and Finance Committee since 2018.
A well-proven leader with a significant track record of achievement across a variety of market sectors, the management of change has been a constant in Ashley Balbirnie’s career that has included multi-national, start-up, and NGO experience.
As CEO of Focus Ireland, Ireland’s leading not-for-profit working to prevent people becoming, remaining or returning to homelessness, Ashley not only developed a clear strategic vision for the organisation but also helped deliver more services to more people impacted by homelessness than ever before.
Previously CEO of ISPCC Childline, Ireland’s oldest and most well-known children’s charity; and interim Chief Executive of Peter Bradley foundation, service provider to people with acquired brain injuries. Ashley also has vast experience in the commercial sector including the establishment and subsequent sale of Sunday newspaper, Ireland on Sunday, between 1996 and 2001.
Anne has held senior leadership positions in technology, business transformation and aviation. She is a strong believer in inclusiveness: she knows that it is the diverse experience and ideas of people that inspire and lead an organization to deliver for their clients. As the Head of Group IT Digital & Delivery for International Airlines Group, Anne was responsible for a dynamic and innovative workforce in a highly competitive and technologically evolving industry. With over 30 years of experience in industry, she lead some of the most complex implementations in multi-million-pound organizational transformation programs and new business models.
John is a partner in PwC, working in the firm’s Advisory practice where he specialises in mergers & acquisition and related due diligence. He has a broad sectoral experience, including healthcare, technology, pharma & life sciences, insurance and financial services, for both corporate and private equity clients. This involves advising clients on the financial and strategic implications of business decisions, through the various stages of the life cycles of those businesses.
John also leads PwC Ireland’s Capital Markets practice, supporting clients on IPOs, equity fundraising, debt issues and cross-border mergers.
Served as Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection from June 2017 to June 2020. She was a TD from 2011 to 2020. She previously served as Government Chief Whip from 2016 to 2017. Regina has also been a Member of Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health & Children, a Member of Joint Oireacthtas Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure & Reform, both of which will have provided her with insights that will be valuable assets to the Pieta Board
Celine serves on a number of boards including VHI health and Wellbeing DAC and the board of PTSB.
Prior to transitioning to a non-executive career Celine spent over 20 years as a senior executive in the telecommunications sector (Eircom & Vodafone) and was also CEO of managed service provider Rigney Dolphin for 5 years. More recently Celine worked with the overseas development organisation, Goal Global, as CEO.
Celine is a Chartered Director and has extensive experience in leading organisations through periods of transformation both in an executive and non-executive capacity.
Paul is CEO of Mobile Medical Diagnostics, Ireland's only mobile radiology service and a Partner in Tricastle Healthcare Partners.
Paul was CEO of the Gaelic Players Association; an organisation focused on the health, wellbeing and welfare of GAA inter-county players. In this role Paul managed a significant budget, led negotiations with Government and GAA and fundraising in North America. His proudest achievement is leading the merger between the GPA and the equivalent female body, the WGPA.
Previously, Paul was Commercial Director of Lincoln Recruitment, where he led out on a very successful growth strategy in Ireland.
Paul was a leading player on the Dublin senior football team. In a playing career that spanned 13 years at the highest level, he is widely regarded as having been pivotal to the team’s unprecedented success. He won 6 All-Irelands, 10 Leinster Championships and 5 National Football League titles. He is in a very select group in the history of Gaelic Games to have been awarded 4 All-Stars in a row.
Paul has a First-class honours degree in Science from DCU and an Executive Diploma in Business Management from the IMI. He has undertaken executive education at Harvard Law School (on negotiation) and INSEAD (on business strategy and financial performance).
Eilis Hennessy Is professor of developmental psychology in the School of Psychology, University College Dublin, Ireland. She is co-founder of the School’s Youth Mental Health Lab, which promotes research in all aspects of youth mental health. Her research focuses on stigma and help seeking associated with mental health problems in childhood and adolescence.
Eilis is a member of the YOULEAD collaborative program, which includes academic researchers, clinical researchers, health service providers, and other stakeholders who are working together to deliver a doctoral training program in Youth Mental Health Research.
Eilis previously served on the board of St. Michael’s House and chaired the Board sub-committee on Quality and Safety.
Kathryn Holly is the former Chief Operations Officer for the Mater Private Healthcare Group, Kathryn held a number of posts in this organisation including Director of Quality, Director of Cancer Centre prior to being appointed as COO.
Kathryn is currently the Healthcare Sector Lead at TowerView, a specialist advisory and investment firm with a focus on the health and social care sectors. Kathryn holds an MBA( Ist Class Honours) from the Smurfit Business School.
She demonstrates strong leadership skills with a proven track record in developing middle and future senior managers, an ability to develop and implement new services and a key understanding of measurement systems to monitor and to ensure an optimum operating environment.
Sharon has worked in the Healthcare sector for over 25 years. Previous positions include CEO of Laura Lynn, Children’s Hospice, Deputy CEO of Tallaght University Hospital, and HSE National Clinical Care Programme Manager. A Registered General Nurse and, having completed the BSc (Hons) in Nursing, continued with a MBA, MSc in Healthcare Ethics and Law, and, more recently, a Professional Diploma in Corporate Governance. Also a qualified Black Belt in Lean / 6 Sigma and a trained instructor in Crew Resource Management. Council member of the Health Management Institute of Ireland, member of the European Association of Health Managers Scientific Sub-Committee, Vice Chair of Tearfund Ireland, Member of the Gorey Malawi Health partnership and In recent times, member of the UK /Ireland Refugee First Aid and Support Team providing support and clinical care to displaced children and adults in Iraq and Calais.
Fiona Tierney is the former Chief Executive Officer of the Public Appointments Service which is the centralised provider of recruitment for the civil and public service. In that role, she successfully transformed and repositioned the organisation and oversaw the introduction of a new process of appointments to State Boards.
Fiona has a career history of successful leadership in senior executive and non-executive positions in both the private and public sector. She is a Chartered Director of the Institute of Directors, a member of the Board of eir and of the Board of the IMI. Until recently, she was a member of the Civil Service Management Board and of the Board of Trocaire.
She is a member of the Government appointed business group, Better Balance for Better Business, which is examining how more women can be involved in decision-making at the top level of businesses in Ireland. Fiona is on the committee of the International Women’s Forum and is a strong supporter of the 30% Club.
Mary has 36 years’ experience working in the health service. She is a registered nurse and midwife and has worked in senior nursing positions as a clinical nurse manager, Assistant Director of Nursing and Director of Nursing, in Beaumont Hospital, Peamount Hospital and Connolly Hospital. She holds a Bachelor of Nursing Studies, post graduate Diploma in Management, Post graduate Certificate in Neurosciences, Masters in Quality and Safety in Healthcare, and a Diploma in Coaching for Performance.
Mary also worked in acute services as the CEO in Connolly Hospital and in CHO 9 Dublin North City and County in several roles as Area Manager, Head of Social Care and as Chief Officer. In these roles she was the accountable officer for significant budget of 720 million and the delivery of health and social care services to a population of 620,000. Within her remit was responsibility for primary care, mental health, and social care services including disability and older person services. Mary retired from the health service in 2019 and now does healthcare consultancy.
She has served as a board member of Grangegorman Development Agency.
Stephanie Manahan - CEO
Stephanie Manahan - CEO
Stephanie has worked in healthcare for over 30 years following qualifying as an Occupational Therapist in 1990. She was Deputy Hospital Manager at Connolly Hospital, Dublin and previously held the position of Director of Allied Health & Social Care professions.
Stephanie was central to establishing new management structures and robust governance which led a transformational change programme as the Chief Executive of Central Remedial Clinic (CRC).
She holds a BSC from Trinity, an MSC from the University of London, and a Certificate in Change Management from the IPA. In 2015 Stephanie was awarded the 30% club scholarship to undertake the Professional Diploma in Corporate Governance with the Michael Smurfit Business School in UCD. Stephanie is a member of the Council of CORU (State body for the regulation of Irish Health & Social Care Professions).