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Group Executive Council

The Group Executive Council

The Executive Council is the executive decision-making body of the Group, and is chaired by the CEO, who reports to the National Director of Acute Operations.  Its primary focus is to review corporate and clinical KPIs to ensure that the Group is meeting its objectives. The Council has responsibility for ensuring that the Group’s operational and clinical activities are governed under a single robust structure and for developing the vision and strategy for the Group, to ensure that the organisation delivers on its Service Plan.

Tony Canavan, CEO
Prof. Pat Nash, Chief Clinical Director
 Ann Cosgrove, Chief Operations Officer
 Maurice Power, Chief Financial Officer
Paul Hooton, Chief Director of Nursing and Midwifery
Enda Maloney, Director of Human Resources
Chris Kane GM PHB 3038.jpgChris Kane, General Manager, Galway University Hospitals
Catherine Donohoe, General Manager, Mayo University Hospital
Grainne McCann, General Manager, Sligo University Hospital
Sean Murphy, General Manager, Letterkenny University Hospital
James Keane, General Manager, Portiuncula University Hospital

Mary Garvey, General Manager, Roscommon University Hospital

Dr Ramona McLoughlin, Clinical Director, Medicine Directorate
Prof Michael Kerin, Director of Cancer MCAN
Prof Anthony O’Regan, Chief Academic Officer
Prof Tim O’Brien, Dean, Medical Faculty, NUI Galway
Dr Kevin Clarkson, Clinical Director, Perioperative Directorate
Siobhan Canny, Group Director of Midwifery

Prof John Morrison, Director of Women’s & Children’s MCAN

Prof Margaret Murray, Clinical Director, Laboratory Directorate 




Caroline Crawford, Group Head of Communications

Ann Marie Farrington, Board Secretary/Senior Executive Officer
Dr Fergal Hickey, Clinical Director, Quality & Safety Directorate

Dr Declan Sheppard, Group Clinical Director, Radiology 

Jo Shortt, Group Portfolio Manager

Elaine Dobell, General Manager, Women’s & Children’s MCAN