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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.  These appointments are with effect from 29 June 2017 to 28 June 2020. 

Gerry Murray

Gerry served as CEO of the Technological Higher Education Association (THEA) from December 2007 to August 2016. THEA is the representative body for the institutes of technology and its Board comprises the presidents of the institutes. Previously, Gerry worked in the Department of Education and Skills where he established the Public-private Partnership (PPP) Unit and oversaw the delivery of the pilot PPP projects in the education sector. Subsequently, Gerry had responsibility for higher education policy where the brief included reform of the system of entry into medical education.

Gerry holds an MBA from Fordham University. His governance experience includes recent membership of the Board of the National Development Finance Agency (NDFA) and the Audit Committee of the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA). Between 2009-2012, Gerry also served as the only non-Bahraini member of the Board of Trustees of the then newly-established Bahrain Polytechnic.

Gerry is a founder member of Celbridge District Credit Union. 

Henry McGarvey

Henry is the Secretary/Financial Controller in Letterkenny Institute and prior to that was the Head of the Department of Computing and Creative Practices in Sligo Institute of Technology.

Before joining the public sector, Henry led Pramerica Systems Ireland Limited for 13 years, growing the organisation from a start-up to more than 1,000 employees. Prior to returning to Ireland, Henry worked in Saudi Arabia as Head of Information Technology in Almarai. Henry also held senior management positions with Motorola and as an IT Consultant with Accenture.

Henry has served on various boards including as a member of the board of the IDA and Ilex (Northern Ireland). Henry chaired the Governing Body of Letterkenny Institute of Technology, the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland, Pramerica Systems Ireland Ltd., as well as a Trustee of the Pramerica Pensions Fund. Henry chairs the Donegal Clinical Academy Trust, is a member of the board of An Grianan theatre in Letterkenny, serves on the audit committee of Donegal County Council and is a member of the board of the Donegal Investment Group plc.

Henry completed an Executive Diploma in Corporate Governance from UCD in 2012 and holds a MSc. in Transport and Distribution from Cranfield University. He completed his primary degree in Commerce in NUIG, as well as a Masters’ in Business Studies in NUIG.

Gillian Harford

Gillian Harford is Head of HR Strategy and Planning with AIB, and has been a HR Professional for more than 30 years.  In her career she has been responsible for driving a range of large scale HR & People Change initiatives linked to Strategic Resourcing, Employee Engagement, Flexible Working, Career and Reward systems. Her current role includes people related regulatory and employment legislation governance and compliance.

Gillian has a particular interest in the development of policies and practices to support Diversity & Inclusion and is the HR lead on the AIB Diversity Board.  She has also worked on a number of external working groups on Diversity and the Future of Work on behalf of AIB, CIPD Ireland and the 30% Club.

A native of Dublin, Gillian holds a BA in Economics and Psychology (UCD) and an MBA (Michael Smurfitt Business School UCD).  She is a Chartered Fellow CIPD and a Fellow of the Institute of Bankers in Ireland.

Prof. Kate Irving

Professor Irving is currently working in Dublin City University, where she is a Clinical Professor in Nursing and teaches a range modules including; person-centred dementia care (Dementia Champions). Previously she worked at University College Dublin as a post-doctoral research fellow.

Kate completed her PhD in 2001 at Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia. This thesis was entitled: Case studies in restraint use. Kate has led many research projects in the area of dementia, dementia prevention and is an appointed member of the National Dementia Strategy Monitoring Group. Kate led the Dementia Skills Elevator, a partnership with the HSE to up skill communities and workplaces to better respond to the needs of people with dementia.

Prof. Conor C Murphy

Professor Conor Murphy is the Chair and Professor of Ophthalmology at the RCSI School of Medicine in Ireland and a consultant ophthalmic surgeon at the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital in Dublin, where he is also Head of the Department of Ophthalmology and Chair of the Medical Board. Prof Murphy specialises in uveitis and disorders of the cornea and ocular surface, providing a national referral service in these areas. Prof Murphy heads the Ocular Immunology Research Group at RCSI, which focuses on research into ocular surface disease, corneal transplantation and uveitis. As post-graduate Professor of Ophthalmology, Professor Murphy is also the Chief Examiner of the postgraduate MRCSI and FRCSI examinations in ophthalmology in Ireland.


Dr Tom Houlihan

Bayside Medical Centre has been a central feature of Bayside for over 20 years now and was originally opened by Dr Tom Houlihan and it has grown into a thriving practice.


Cllr. Adrian Henchy

Councillor Henchy is a community mental health nurse, specialising in the care of the older person & has a passion for Mental health awareness and believes in taking real action to achieve positive mental and physical well-being for young and old within the community
Cllr. Henchy works with older people on a daily basis, and has great compassion and respect for our Senior Citizens and is a strong advocate for prioritizing their well-being in our society and  is proud to be a voice for the communities of Donabate-Portrane-Swords-Rolestown-St Margarets.