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Organisational Chart

RQIA is a non-departmental public body of the Department of Health in Northern Ireland. Our board, consisting of ten members, is responsible to the Health Minister.

Olive Macleod, RQIA's Chief Executive, is responsible to the RQIA Board through the Chair for managing the organisation, and in her role as Accounting Officer reports to the Permanent Secretary of the Department of Health.

Olive leads RQIA's Executive team:

  • Dr Lourda Geoghegan, Director of Improvement and Medical Director
  • Dermot Parsons, Director of Assurance