Council

  • staff pic Mr. Hugo Bonar Term ends: 20 June 2021

    Hugo K. Bonar is the Enforcement Manager of the Health Products Regulatory Authority. Prior to that, he served as a senior army officer with the Irish Defence Forces. He has extensive regulatory experience including as Chair of several regional and international groups involving health product regulators, law enforcement and industry. He represents the Department of Health at the WHO Member State Mechanism on S&F medical products. He has acted as an expert member for the development of the Council of Europe Medicrime Convention and for UNODC’s development of a Guide to drafting legislation on Fraudulent Medical Products. Hugo is an attorney-at-law (New York) and solicitor. He holds a B.A. (Public Administration), LL.B and MSc. (Forensic Psychology). He is a graduate of the Command and Staff School of the Military College of the Irish Defence Forces.

    Hugo has been appointed to the PSI Council as the HPRA nominee.
  • staff pic Ms. Mary Rose Burke Term ends: 16 June 2019

    Mary Rose is CEO of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce. Previously she held positions as Director of Strategy, International and Corporate Affairs with Ibec and was Director of Pharmacy with Boots Ireland. Mary Rose is a registered pharmacist, a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, and she holds an MBA from UCC and a Diploma in Company Direction (Institute of Directors). Mary Rose is a Board member of Pharmapod and was previously a Board Member of Dublin Chamber of Commerce and Chambers Ireland. She participated in the PSI’s Pharmacy Education and Accreditation Reviews (PEARs) project Steering Group.

    Mary Rose is a pharmacist appointee to the PSI Council.
  • staff pic Ms. Nicola Cantwell Term ends: 20 June 2021

    Nicola is serving a second term on the Council of the PSI. She lectures on the Pharmacy Technician Course in IT Carlow and coordinates the work placement modules. She has worked in hospital pharmacy in St Colman's Rathdrum and veterinary pharmacy in Cooperative Animal Health, Tullow. She is now working as clinical governance pharmacist with Caredoc. She also works as a locum community pharmacist in the South East of Ireland.

    Nicola is a pharmacist appointee and Vice-President of the PSI Council.
  • staff pic Mr. Fintan Foy Term ends: 16 June 2019

    Fintan is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP). He is the former CEO of the College of Anaesthetists of Ireland and before that had worked for 18 years in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and held a number of senior management roles. Fintan has been involved extensively in setting up undergraduate medical schools and postgraduate training programmes in the Gulf, Middle East and South East Asia. At present, Fintan is Chairman of the International Medical Graduate Training Programme which is a partnership arrangement between the Health Services Executive of Ireland and the Forum of Irish Postgraduate Training Bodies to provide structured training for overseas medical graduates. He was appointed as Secretary to the Forum of Postgraduate Training bodies in June 2015.

    Fintan has been appointed to the PSI Council as representative of the provision of continuing professional development in pharmacy.
  • staff pic Dr. Paul K. Gorecki Term ends: 30 January 2018

    Paul studied economics at Queen Mary College, London, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada and the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has lectured, advised and published extensively on competition and regulation, including on pharmaceutical pricing, pharmacy services, and third party drug reimbursement programmes in both Canada and Ireland.  Paul is an Economic and Social Research Institute Research Affiliate and he lectures, on a part time basis, in the Department of Economics, Trinity College Dublin.

    Paul has been appointed to the PSI Council as a public interest nominee.
  • staff pic Ms. Joanne Kissane Term ends: 16 June 2019

    Joanne Kissane graduated from the School of Pharmacy, Trinity College, Dublin in 2000. She is the superintendent pharmacist of LloydsPharmacy Ireland Limited since September 2011 and has worked with LloydsPharmacy, previously Unicare Pharmacy, since January 2004. She is currently undertaking a Masters in Quality and Safety in Healthcare Management in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

    Joanne is a pharmacist appointee to the PSI Council.
  • staff pic Mr. Graham Knowles Term ends: 16 June 2019

    Graham originally trained as a Registered Mental Health Nurse in the UK. He held a variety of operational management and strategic roles in the NHS, including Acting Director of one of the largest Health Authorities in the Country. He has an M.Sc. in Care Policy and Management from London Guildhall University and an M.B.A (Health Executive) from Keele University. Until recently, Graham was the Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Hospital Donnybrook.

    Graham has been appointed to the PSI Council as a public interest nominee
  • staff pic Ms. Deirdre Larkin Term ends: 18 February 2018

    Deirdre Larkin is a Chartered Accountant living in Mount Merrion in Dublin. She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ireland, Institute of Taxation of Ireland and has a B.Sc. in Business Management (Accounting). Her current position is Senior Tax Accountant at Oracle in Dublin. Previously she served as a Board Member for the Irish Health Services Accreditation Board.

    Deirdre has been appointed to Council as a public interest nominee.
  • staff pic Mr. Michael Lyons Term ends: 20 June 2021

    Michael received a Master of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kent in 2011. He registered with the PSI after completing his pre-registration year in Belfast, and began his pharmacy career as a support pharmacist in Cork and Dublin.  Michael was called to the Irish Bar in 2016 after completing his legal studies and Barrister-at-Law degree at the Honorable Society of Kings Inns, Dublin. Michael opened a new retail pharmacy business in August 2016 and is the acting superintendent pharmacist.

    Michael is a pharmacist appointee to the PSI Council.
  • staff pic Mr. Shane McCarthy Term ends: 12 March 2018
    Shane is a Solicitor and Notary Public residing in Clonakilty, Co. Cork. He holds BCL, LLB and MA degrees from University College Cork and is a member of the General Council of the Law Society of Ireland and a member of the Law Society's Fitness to Practise Committee. Shane has also served on a number of other regulatory bodies including the Garda Síochána Complaints Board and the Regulatory Board for the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors for the United Kingdom and Ireland as well as being the current Chairman of the Censorship of Publications Board.

    Shane has been appointed to the PSI Council as a public interest nominee.
  • staff pic Ms. Muireann Ní Shuilleabháin Term ends: 16 June 2019

    Muireann Ni Shuilleabhain is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and is a Hospital Pharmacist with over 25 years broad based experience in Ireland and the United States of America (California and Washington states). Her overall remit is in Medication Safety and she has further experience in Healthcare Management, Clinical Governance, Clinical Pharmacy, Consultancy Pharmacy, Accreditation processes, Pharmacy Practice and Project Leadership.

    Muireann is a pharmacist appointee to the PSI Council.

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