Our Board

The current Board of the Health and Safety Authority was appointed in December 2019 by the Minister of State at the Department of Jobs Enterprise and Innovation (DBEI), Mr Pat Breen TD.

The Chairperson of the Board is Mr. Tom Coughlan.

The Board that is now in place is for the period 2020 to 2022.

Code of Conduct for Health and Safety Authority Board Members.

Tom CoughlanFormer Chief Executive, Clare County Council (2009 -2016).
Employer Nominees
Padraig SomersNon Executive Director
Paul KellyDirector Food Drink Ireland
Frank KellyDirector Walls Construction
Employee Nominees
David HughesDeputy General Secretary INMO
Deirdre Mac DonaldPast President ASTI
Michelle QuinnDeputy Chairperson, Sector Organiser Services Division SIPTU
Minister’s Nominees
Deirdre CullivanHR Consultant
Stephen CurranPrincipal Officer in the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation
Bríd De BuitléarIT and Business Operations leader
Mary CoyneFellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA)
Ciaran RocheRisk Manager and the Company Safety Manager for FBD Insurance.