Our Board

The current Board of the Health and Safety Authority was appointed in March 2017 by the Minister of State at the Department of Jobs Enterprise and Innovation (DJEI), Mr Pat Breen TD.

The Chairman of the Board is Mr. Tom Coughlan.

The Board that is now in place is for the period 2017 to 2020.

Tom CoughlanFormer Chief Executive, Clare County Council (2009 -2016). Board member of the Shannon Group PLC. (new appointment)
Employer Nominees 
Andrew Bowers

Director Operational Excellence, EMS at Baxter Healthcare Corporation. IBEC (new appointment)

Dermot CareyHead of Safety and Manpower Services at the Construction Industry Federation: CIF (new appointment)
Michael GillenDeputy Chair of HSA Board - Senior Executive with BioPharmaChem Ireland (BPCI): IBEC (reappointment)
Employee Nominees 
Pat KennyTrade Union Official, Communication Workers Union. ICTU (reappointment)
Christine RowlandIndependent Consultant, retired SIPTU official. ICTU (reappointment)
Frank VaughanDirector of Learning at the Irish Congress of Trade Unions.  ICTU (reappointment)
Minister’s Nominees 
Carol BolgerFormer Head of Business Management, Ulster Bank (reappointment)
Deirdre CullivanHR Consultant (new appointment)
Stephen CurranPrincipal Officer in the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation (new appointment)
John McCartneyDirector of Research at Chartered Surveyors Savills Ireland (reappointment)
James PhelanFormer Dean of Agriculture & Head of the Department of Agribusiness, Extension and Rural Development, University College Dublin (reappointment)