Council

  • staff pic Mr. Rory O'Donnell Term ends: 20 June 2025

    Rory is a pharmacist graduate from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. He also holds a degree in Natural Science (Chemistry major) from Trinity College Dublin and a diploma in Strategy and Innovation from the Irish Management Institute. Rory has a range of experience serving within the profession of pharmacy; he served as President of the Irish Pharmacy Union (2012-2014), was Chair of the Pharmintercom international conference in 2013 and President of the PSI Council (2017-2019). He is Chair of the totalhealth pharmacy group, is Deputy Chair of a nursing home and has served on several commercial boards as well as having experience in the charity sector. He has lectured on the RCSI Leadership in Pharmacy programme and on the Pharmacy Technician course in Letterkenny I.T. Rory is a patient facing pharmacist and operates a community pharmacy in Gweedore, Co. Donegal.

    Rory is a pharmacist appointee and Vice-President of the PSI Council.

  • staff pic Dr. Paula Barry Walsh Term ends: 15 June 2026

    Paula graduated in 1982 as a veterinary practitioner from UCD (NUI). She has completed a Masters in Applied Food Science, a Certificate in Welfare, Ethics and Law, and a Certificate in Corporate Governance. Paula was Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer in the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) from 2012 to 2021 with responsibilities spanning the One Health, One Welfare spectrum. She was a member of the Management Board of DAFM 2015-2021, and a member of the Internal Audit Committee of DAFM 2018 – 2021 and chaired the Gender Balance Committee in DAFM 2016-2020.

    Currently Paula is a board member of the Veterinary Council of Ireland and a member of the Food Safety Consultative Council of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland. Formerly she served on the Scientific Committee of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland 2016-2020.

    Paula has been appointed to the PSI Council as a public interest nominee.

  • staff pic Ms. Geraldine Campbell Term ends: 18 October 2025

    Geraldine Campbell is an experienced non-executive board member representing the public interest across different public bodies since 2007, having previously been a Chief Executive in the charity sector. She has extensive experience of regulating professionals, previously holding board member roles for the regulation of the social care profession in Northern Ireland and the osteopathic and dental professions across the UK. Geraldine has also been involved in the quality management of the selection, training and continuing education of doctors-in-training in Northern Ireland through a lay role with the Northern Ireland Medical Dental Training Agency, of which she is a board member.

    Geraldine has been appointed to the PSI Council as a public interest nominee.

  • staff pic Ms. Geraldine Crowley Term ends: 17 June 2023

    Geraldine is the Assistant National Director for Primary Care, Strategy & Planning (HSE). She studied in the University of Limerick and holds a Masters in Project Management and a B.A. (Public Administration). She has extensive experience working in the HSE, in her current role and previously, as Head of Planning, Performance & Programme Management in the Social Care Division. Recently, Geraldine has been involved in GP Contractual Reform and Service Development.

    Geraldine has been appointed to the PSI Council as a HSE nominee.

  • staff pic Mr. Peter Dennehy Term ends: 15 June 2026

    Peter graduated from Trinity College, Dublin with a BA, BAI in Engineering and in his early career worked in the telecommunications industry in Ireland and the UK before working on International Standards as the Head of Conformity Assessment at the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) in Geneva, Switzerland. He has worked in senior management roles in the Road Safety Authority (RSA), the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) and the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC). Peter is a practicing Barrister (BL) at the Bar of Ireland in the areas of General Practice, Regulatory Law, Planning, Environmental & Climate Law, Company Law and Judicial Review. Peter is a Chartered Engineer and is an Accredited Mediator and Arbitrator and a Fellow of Engineers Ireland (FIEI) and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb).

    Peter has been appointed to the PSI Council as a public interest nominee.

  • staff pic Ms. Dorothy Donovan Term ends: 15 June 2026

    Dorothy, LL.B., LL.M., Barrister at law has fourteen years’ experience as a practising barrister and has spent a significant portion of this time dealing with regulatory law and professional negligence cases. She was a Council Member of CORU (The Health & Social Care Professionals Council) from 2010 to 2013. She was a Vice-Chair of the Employment Appeals Tribunal for 7 years. Dorothy is serving a second term on the Council.

    Dorothy has been appointed to the PSI Council as a public interest nominee.
  • staff pic Mr. Fintan Foy Term ends: 17 June 2023

    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 is serving a second term on the Council.

    Fintan has been appointed to the PSI Council as representative of the provision of continuing professional development in pharmacy.
  • staff pic Mr. John Given Term ends: 20 June 2025

    John has a B.Sc Biochemistry from UCG(NUIG) and a B.Sc in pharmacy from Strathclyde University ,Glasgow. He currently works as the Chief I Pharmacist in Galway University Hospital and Merlin Park Hospital. He has completed a Masters in Clinical Research and a Diploma in Public Procurement Law. John has extensive experience working in many different pharmacy sectors, including hospital and retail pharmacy both in Ireland and the UK, and as a Commercial Director and Qualified Person in the pharmaceutical industry. His special interest is drugs procurement and aseptic production.

    John is a pharmacist appointee to the PSI Council.

  • staff pic Mr. Roy Hogan Term ends: 17 June 2023

    Roy is a community pharmacist having graduated from Strathclyde University, Glasgow, before completing his training with the National Pharmaceutical Association in 1995. Roy worked as a locum and full time in a Dublin city addiction services clinic before acquiring his own pharmacy in Dublin in 2000, which he operates under the Life Pharmacy brand. Roy has served on the community pharmacy committee of the Irish Pharmacy Union for nine years and is a founding shareholder of Independent Life Pharmacy PLC (Life Pharmacy). 

    Roy is a pharmacist appointee to the PSI Council.

  • staff pic Mr. Mark Jordan Term ends: 17 June 2023

    Mark Jordan is a community pharmacist based in Co. Mayo. He has experience in regulatory affairs and fitness to practice matters, the supplement industry and as an online educator. He has written and worked for online and print publications. Outside of his full time role in the pharmacy, Mark currently concentrates on the diversification and future scope of the profession through educating and tutoring pharmacists and pharmacy students online and in person. Mark is also an appointed member of the Nursing and Midwifery Board’s registration committee, and is an invited member of the constitutional reform committee of the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU), an elected member of the IPU’s employee committee, and appointed member of the IPU’s IT steering group and pharmacy workforce working group.

    Mark is a pharmacist appointee to the PSI Council.

  • staff pic Prof. Brian Kirby Term ends: 17 June 2023

    Brian is Deputy Head of School (Programmes Innovation), and Associate Professor of Pharmacology in the School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. A pharmacy graduate and scholar of Trinity College, Dublin, he holds a PhD in neuropharmacology, and has undertaken post-doctoral research in the University of Oxford, investigating novel treatments for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. Prof. Kirby joined the RCSI School of Pharmacy in 2003, and established the pharmacology teaching within the School. He was subsequently appointed Associate Professor in 2016. From 2011-2014, Brian was seconded to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia as the foundation Lead in Clinical Pharmacology in the new RCSI Medical School at Perdana University. In 2017, Brian was appointed Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at University Putra Malaysia (UPM).

    Brian is a pharmacist appointee to the PSI Council.