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Briege Donaghy

Briege Donaghy joined RQIA on 1 July 2021 as Chief Executive.  Briege has worked in health and social care across Northern Ireland since graduating from Queens University Belfast in 1983.

Prior to her appointment to RQIA, Briege was with the Northern Health and Social Care Trust for 14 years where she held a number of  Director positions, including most recently Director of Integrated Care and Partnership from October 2019.

Elaine Connolly

Elaine Connolly is RQIA Director of Adult Social Care, Care Homes & Domiciliary Care.




Emer Hopkins

Emer Hopkins is Director of Hospital Services, Independent Health Care, Reviews and Audit.



Lynn Long

Lynn Long is RQIA Director of Mental Health & Learning Disability, Children's Services and Prison Healthcare.