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Current Board Members

Beaumont Hospital is governed by the Beaumont Hospital Board, which was established under the Beaumont Hospital Board (Establishment Order) 1977; SI No. 255 of 1977, with two amendment Orders in 1988.  The Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2007 introduced changes to the Board chiefly to reflect the establishment of the Health Service Executive.

Following a Public Appointment Service (PAS) advertising campaign, the Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, has appointed the following persons as members of the Beaumont Hospital Board.

Ms.Pauline Philip (Chair)

pauline-boardOriginally from Dublin & now dividing her time between London & Ireland, Pauline Philip is the National Director for Emergency and Elective Care in the NHS (England). With a nursing & science background, Pauline has held a number of CEO positions across all healthcare sectors and other senior positions in the Department of Health. She was the Director of Patient Safety in WHO from 2002 to 2010 and is presently the Chair of Lifebox, an international charity focused on safe surgery. She is an Honorary Member of the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland and received a Damehood for services to the NHS in 2017.


Ms. Loretto Callaghan

loretta boardMs Callaghan is an experienced non-executive director with country leadership, executive leadership, and board directorship experience in the Biopharmaceutical / Healthcare sector. In her most recent role, she was CEO and Country President of Novartis in Ireland where she led a series of organisational restructures, and culture and busin

ess model transformations. She also served as Chair and executive director of the Irish Subsidiary board of Novartis AG, was a board member of the Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association (IPHA) and Chair of the IPHA Brexit Group. Ms Callaghan holds a M.Sc. from Trinity College, Dublin, and a B.Sc. from University College Dublin and has studied Healthcare Systems at the Harvard School of Public Health. She is a Chartered Director with the UK Institute of Directors and is a member of the Governance Advisory Council of the Corporate Governance Institute.

Ms. Louise McMorrow

louise boardLouise McMorrow is a Certified Investment Fund Director and Chartered Accountant operating almost 20 years in the Funds, Structured Finance, and Banking & Capital Markets sectors. She has 12 years governance experience across a range of Investment companies. Her current Independent Non-Executive Director appointments include Irish domiciled Private Equity, Real Estate and Credit structures of regulated Global Alternative Investment Managers.

Formerly Executive Director and Head of Financial Reporting Ireland for LSE listed administrator Sanne Group (previously State Street Global Services). Prior to this Louise was with PricewaterhouseCoopers where she held a market risk advisory role and was also engaged in the provision of audit services to banks, funds and corporate treasuries. She has also worked as a part time lecturer with Dublin City University.

 Louise is an associate member of the Irish Fund Directors Association, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ireland and a member of the Certified Investment Fund Director Institute.

Kevin O’Donovan

Kevin-boardKevin is currently a Lecturer in Audit & Assurance at the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School Masters in Accounting Programme. He had a legacy 34 year career in professional practice in KPMG Ireland as an Audit Engagement Partner covering listed, state and private entities including SEC Registrants and served a Term as Head of Audit. He also served for 6 years in KPMG International’s Global Risk Management Team. Separately, Kevin has previously served terms as Chairman of Audit Committee Institute Ireland, Chair of the Audit Committee of Arts Council Ireland, Chair of the Audit Committee of the Irish Auditing & Accounting Supervisory Authority, a member of the Audit Committee of Tusla, The Child Protection Agency, and a member of the Independent Oversight Board as a nominee of the Commission for Communications Regulation. 

He has served on standard setting bodies in Audit & Assurance in Ireland and Internationally (including Chartered Accountants Ireland, Auditing Practices Board (UK) and task forces of the International Audit & Assurance Standards Board).

Dr Patrick Redmond

patrick redmond boardDr Patrick Redmond is a GP and Associate Professor in General Practice at RCSI. He has previously held clinical academic roles in Ireland, Australia, and the UK, having obtained his PhD through the Health Research Board PhD Scholars Programme. Patrick's research focuses on enhancing patients' cancer journey from diagnosis to survivorship, with a view to improving outcomes and reducing healthcare costs. He has led research and teaching programmes at the Healthcare Improvement Studies (THIS) Institute at the University of Cambridge, the University of Western Australia, and King's College London. He supervises doctoral and clinical academic trainees and was previously Editor in Chief of the BJGP Open journal having also sat on the editorial board of the Irish College of General Practice’s (ICGP) official journal Forum and the ICGP Quality in Practice Committee.

Professor Michelle Butler

michelle bulter boardProfessor Michelle Butler is Executive Dean of the Faculty of Science and Health at Dublin City University. She has extensive research, teaching, assessment, and curriculum development experience and previously held academic leadership positions at the University of British Columbia and University College Dublin. Her background is in nursing and midwifery, and she has conducted research studies in nursing, midwifery, and health services management, in Canada, the UK and Ireland. Her research expertise is in evaluation research, mixed methods, qualitative methods, case study, Delphi and consensus methods, and systematic reviews. She also has a particular interest in building research capacity with clinical and health services partners and has established joint research networks between clinicians and academics in Canada and Ireland. Currently she is Chair of the REACH Collaboratory - a joint research initiative between DCU and the HSE Dublin North City and County.

Mr Kieran Kelly

KieranKellyKieran is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Director.  He was a partner in EY where he worked with many of Ireland's leading companies in financial services and related industries.  Kieran retired from professional practice in 2017 and has worked as a non-executive Director to a number of companies.  In addition to serving on the Board of Beaumont Hospital, he is a Director and chair of the Audit and Risk Committee of GOAL, Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee of Waterways Ireland, a member of the Audit, Finance and Risk Committee of Dublin Bus and a Director of a number of private companies involved in finance, leasing and investment activities.

Dr John Latham

JohnLatham boardJohn has been a general practitioner for 40 years. He graduated from RCSI and after hospital training in Connolly Hospital, the Rotunda and Temple Street. He completed GP vocational training in Edinburgh and his intern jobs were in Jervis Street which included nephrology and renal transplant surgery . John commenced GP practice in the “Liberties”, Dublin 8 in 1984. Having developed an inner city group practice within a primary care team (Thomas Court),  

He retired from clinical practice in 2019.His areas of expertise included, addiction, diabetes care and deprivation and homeless medicine.

He has been an undergraduate tutor for RCSI and TCD for many years, a continuing medication (postgraduate tutor) for the Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP) and a GP trainer for the UCD Dublin Mid Leinster GP Training Scheme. John was an assistant programme director for the North Dublin City GP Training scheme. During 2020 and 2021 he assumed the role of first National Clinical Director of the Malaysia / Ireland Training Programme for Family Medicine (MInTFM) in Malaysia.  John was based in RUMC, RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus, Penang. Medical writing and journalism has been one of john’s non clinical activities, including 9 years as editor of Forum, the journal of the ICGP

Ms Deirdre O’Grady

DeirdreogradyDeirdre O’Grady is a qualified solicitor and tax consultant with over 20 years of experience in legal, tax, governance, compliance, and risk management.    She is currently Group Head of Legal and Tax Head of Aerogen – Irish largest indigenous medical device company.  Prior to this, she practised law in two of Ireland’s top 5 leading law firms as well as holding senior roles in the Office of the Revenue Commissioners including as Principal Officer / District Manager for Galway/Roscommon Division, Audit & Investigation, Compliance District.    Deirdre is a member of the Law Society of Ireland and the Institute of Taxation. She has lectured for many years with the Institute of Taxation.  She holds a Law & Accounting degree from University of Limerick, LLM (Commercial Law) from University College Dublin and is currently studying for her Executive MBA in Michael Smurfit School of Business, University College Dublin.

Cllr Tom OLeary PC

Tom OLeary BoardTom works full-time as a Co Councillor on Fingal Co Council representing the Balbriggan ward and based in Skerries Co Dublin. He has served as a public representative for 14 years.

On Fingal Co Council he is

  • Chair of the Transport & Infrastructure Committee
  • Member of the Coastal Management Committee
  • Director of Skerries Mills CLG a Heritage Property.

Tom was a director family retail & food business in earlier years.

He has a keen interest in a new model of assisted independent living for the elderly.

Tom worked in the Department of Health Dail & Seanad as a Parliamentary Assistant to the opposition spokesman on Health and then Minister for Health 2007 to 2012 and 2016 to 2020.

During that time Tom gained an in-depth knowledge of the Health Service including visits and briefings to many health facilities in Ireland

He attended key Cabinet Sub Committee meetings, Dail committee meetings and European meetings in Brussels .