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Senior Executive Profiles

Ian Carter, Chief Executive

As well as Chief Executive,  Ian is also the Chief Executive of the Dublin North East/Royal College of Surgeons Hospitals Group.

 A Welshman by birth, Ian comes to Beaumont with a wealth of healthcare knowledge and experience and has held Senior Hospital Management positions within Ireland including HSE roles as National Director Acute Hospitals, Head of Special Delivery Unit, CEO National Treatment Purchase Fund, CEO St James’s Hospital and General Manager Acute Hospitals Mid-Western Health Board, as well as a number of roles in the healthcare sector in Saudi Arabia and the UK.

Mary Farrelly, Director of Finance & Procurement

Mary is responsible for Finance and Procurement functions within Beaumont Hospital. Her role is to ensure that the operational and strategic elements of the Finance function are aligned to and enable the strategy and ethos of our hospital.

After graduation, Mary began her career in scientific sales before moving into the recruitment industry, working with companies such as Sarstedt, ICDS and Collins McNicholas Ltd.  She joined Beaumont Hospital’s Finance team in 2001.

In 2003, she became the Assistant Management Accountant and over the intervening years was promoted to Management Accountant and then Director of Finance and Procurement in October 2013.  The remit of the Finance team has developed over the years but the focus remains on continuously delivering a ‘best in class’ service to enable the best care and service to our patients.


  • MBA Henley
  • ACMA
  • B.Sc. (Hons – Applied Biology)

Mark Graham, Director of ICT

Mark  joined Beaumont in 1990, and spent the first few years working in Medical Records.  In 1998 he joined the IT Department as a Computer Operator and over the years lead the service desk and incident management team and laterly was the driving force for the virtualisation project. Prior to his appointment as ICT Director on February 2014, his most recent role was as Computer Operations Manager. 

Mark is an enthusiastic, self motivated individual who sets high standards. He has the ability to motivate others, has proven leadership abilities within the IT Department coupled with extensive experience and understanding of the importance of ICT in health and in particular to the business of Beaumont.

From Dublin, Mark lives Portmarnock, is married to Emer and they have five children.

Karen Greene, Director of Nursing

Karen is responsible for leading the development of a nursing vision for the future which will achieve excellence in the quality of patient care and the development of a dynamic nursing workforce which is open to and empowers innovation, creativity and learning at ward and department level. Central to healthcare improvement is listening to an understanding the needs of patients therefore Karen continuously seeks ways to engage with patients and all service users to ensure the patient experience shapes the nursing vision.

Karen joined Beaumont in 1996 and her career to date has been predominantly spent specialising in the field of Nuerosciences. She has held various nursing management positions within the specialty including CNM 2 of a large acute nueurosurgical ward, CNM 3 of the Nuero-Oncology Service and a number of years as  Directorate Nurse Manager in the Nueroscent Directorate. Karen was promoted to Deputy Director of Nursing in 2013 where she led the nursing department in the area of service planning and workforce planning. She joined the senior management  team in Beaumont in 2015 when she was appointed as Director of Nursing.


  • MSc. Organisational Change & leadership Development
  • Advanced Diploma in Personal & Executive Coaching
  • Diploma in Management & Employee Relations
  • BSc. Nursing

Anne McNeely, Director of Organisational and Strategic Development

Anne McNeely took up the post of Head of Organisation Development in January 2007. The post was created in order to promote a dedicated focus on implementing a planned programme of organisational developments and performance improvement initiatives.  Anne and a small team are responsible for overall co-ordination of the programme of activities, as well as leading out on a significant organisational restructuring project.  This consists of designing and implementing a devolved management model, i.e., Clinical Directorates / Business Units.

Anne has experience at Director of Human Resources level here in Beaumont and at St James's Hospital.  This was preceded by about ten years working in the NHS in a variety of human resource management and staff development roles.

Patricia Owens, HR Director

Patricia joined Beaumont Hospital in 2003 as the Employee Relations Manager / Deputy HR Manager.  In December 2006, she was appointed as HR Director and now leads a team of highly skilled HR professionals. This team promotes and supports the personal development of staff, our key resource, and promotes a working environment conducive to positive employee relations through effective and innovative best practice HR policies .

Before working in Beaumont Hospital, Patricia worked in administrative roles within the health services. Since 1995, she has worked in industrial relations within both the public and private sectors.

Pauline Ackermann, Head of Clinical Services

Pauline Ackermann joined Beaumont in March 2018 as Head of Clinical Services. She is responsible for the Clinical Services Division, comprising therapeutic and diagnostic health and social care professionals and the support staff for these professionals. There are approximately 30 departments within the remit of this division.

After qualifying as a Speech and Language Therapist and Audiologist in 1998, Pauline held various Speech and Language Therapy clinical and management positions over almost two decades. She obtained an M.Sc. in Health Service Management from Trinity College Dublin in 2007.

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