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Professor Mary McColgan OBE

Professor Mary McColgan, OBE, Acting Chair, was appointed to RQIA’s board in April 2013 for a four-year term.  Prior to her retirement, Mary was head of school of sociology and applied social studies at Ulster University, and is now an Emeritus Professor at the university.  

Mrs Sarah Havlin

Mrs Sarah Havlin was appointed to RQIA's Board in December 2011, and was reappointed for a further four-year term in December 2015.  Sarah is a member of RQIA’s appointments and remuneration committee and the appointment panel for Part 2 and Part 4 doctors.  She is a solicitor by profession, and is currently the Northern Ireland Certification Officer for Trade Unions and Employers’ Associations - a regulatory and judicial role within industrial relations.  Sarah also acts as an independent adjudicator and arbitrator across a range of legal proceedings, including as an independent assessor for complaints and serious adverse incidents for the Health and Social Care Board.

Mr Seamus Magee OBE

Mr Seamus Magee, OBE, was appointed to RQIA’s board in April 2014 for a four-year term.  He is a member of RQIA's audit committee.  Prior to his retirement, Seamus was head of the Electoral Commission in Northern Ireland.  He is a Charity Commissioner for Northern Ireland and serves on the board of the Victims and Survivors Service.  He is a member of the Law Society Client Complaints Committee; and is a member of the board of governors at Assumption Grammar, Ballynahinch.

Mr Gerry McCurdy

Mr Gerry McCurdy was appointed to the RQIA Board in July 2014 for a four year term.  He is a member of RQIA's Audit Committee.  Prior to his retirement, Gerry was the Northern Ireland Director of the Food Standards Agency.  He is currently an external consultant in food safety for the United Nations and the World Bank, and has worked on international projects in Europe and Asia.

Dr Norman Morrow OBE

Dr Norman Morrow, OBE, was appointed to RQIA’s board in May 2014 for a four-year term.  Prior to his retirement, he was Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for Northern Ireland, and since then has been professionally active in a consultative capacity. He is a member of the panel of Independent Assessors for the Commissioner for Public Appointments in Northern Ireland.

Mr Robin Mullan

Mr Robin Mullan was appointed to RQIA’s board in May 2014 for a four-year term.  He is a member of RQIA's audit committee.  He is the former chief executive and accounting officer of Peamount Healthcare.  He is also a member of the Probation Board for Northern Ireland and a commissioner with the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland.

Miss Patricia O’Callaghan

Miss Patricia O’Callaghan was appointed to RQIA’s board in April 2013 for a four-year term, and is a member of RQIA’s audit committee and the appointment panel for Part 2 and Part 4 doctors.  Patricia is a registered nurse, and prior to her retirement, she was director of head and skeletal services at the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust.  She also a member of the Industrial Court to the Department for the Economy, and the Agricultural Wages Board of the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs.

Mr Denis Power

Mr Denis Power was appointed to RQIA’s board in December 2011, and reappointed for a further four years in December 2015.  Denis is chair of RQIA’s audit committee and a member of the appointment panel for Part 2 and Part 4 doctors.  Prior to his retirement, Denis held senior management positions in the banking sector.  He is currently a trustee of Titanic Foundation Ltd, and a director of Springboard Opportunities Ltd, and chairs the audit and risk committees in both organisations.

Ms Lindsey Smith

Ms Lindsey Smith was appointed to RQIA’s board in December 2011, and reappointed for a further four years in December 2015.  She is a member of RQIA's audit committee.  Lindsey is a self-employed organisational development consultant, executive coach and experienced facilitator, and a part-time associate lecturer at Ulster University and Queens University, Belfast.  Lindsey is also a board member for the Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland.