Chief Executive – Simon Nugent

Simon Nugent is the CEO and spokesperson of the Association and a member of the Board of Directors.

When he joined the PHA in the autumn of 2015 Simon already had an extensive career in public policy and in business representation. He has worked in both Brussels and Dublin, A former CEO of the Chambers of Commerce of Ireland, he served from 2011 to 2014 as Special Advisor to the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources.

In December 2015 Simon was appointed to the government’s National Clinical Effectiveness Committee by the Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar T.D.



Patient Safety and Quality Adviser – Anne Walsh

Anne Walsh advises the Association on issues related to patient safety, quality and accreditation. She acts as convenor of the two important networks within the association – the Patient Safety and Quality Managers Committee and the Directors of Nursing Committee.

Anne has worked as Director/Head of Nursing and Clinical Services in private hospitals in  Ireland and the UK  and has extensive quality, accreditation and regulatory licencing experience from the UK.