Martin Higgins

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Martin Higgins is former Chief Executive of Safefood, the cross-border body set up under the Good Friday Agreement. Prior to that, he worked in the Department of Health, in finance and later in public health regulation. He has served on the boards of the Irish Medicines Board, the Health and Social Care Professionals Council (CORU), the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland, and as board chair of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland. He is currently Deputy Chair of the all-island Institute of Public Health and on the board of the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA).

Martin is a former chair of the audit and risk committees of COMREG and An Bord Pleanála and he previously served on the Audit and Risk Committee and the Inspection and Enforcement Committees of the PSI. He is currently an extern member of the Health Research Board’s audit and risk committee. He is a professional accountant and holds qualifications in governance, regulation, and health economics, Martin is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.

Martin is appointed to the PSI Council as a public interest nominee.