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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.

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

Dermot leads RQIA's Executive team:

  • Emer Hopkins, Interim Director of Improvement