Who runs the HSE

The HSE is Ireland's public health service, and the CEO of the HSE is Bernard Gloster.

A central HSE team, and the HSE's six Health Regions, are responsible for planning and managing our health services. They all report to the CEO.

The HSE is overseen by the Department of and Minister for Health, Mr. Stephen Donnelly TD. The HSE board and its committees report directly to the minister.

Read more about the transition to the six new HSE health regions.

HSE organisational and management structure


Stephen Donnelly TD, Minister for Health

Roderic O'Gorman TD, Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth

HSE Board

The HSE Board is accountable to the Minister for Health and oversees the HSE on a national level.

To learn about the HSE Board, visit the HSE CEO and Board page.

HSE Board Committees

Several committees were formed to advise on specific areas of governance in the HSE:

  • Audit and risk
  • People and culture
  • Performance and delivery
  • Safety and quality

Leadership team

The leadership team includes the CEO, chief officers, national directors and regional executive officers.

List of senior leaders of the HSE
  • Pat Healy, National Director for National Services and Schemes
  • Dr Colm Henry, Chief Clinical Officer
  • Anne Marie Hoey, Chief People Officer
  • Stephen Mulvany, Chief Finance Officer
  • Damien McCallion, Chief Technology and Transformation Officer
  • Fran Thompson, Chief Information Officer
  • Mark Brennock, National Director of Communications and Public Affairs
  • Brian O'Connell, interim National Director of Estates
  • Joseph Duggan, Chief Internal Auditor
  • Sara Long, Regional Executive Officer (REO), HSE Dubin and North East
  • Martina Queally, REO, HSE Dublin and South East
  • Kate Killeen White, REO, HSE Dublin and Midlands
  • Tony Canavan, REO, HSE West and North West
  • Sandra Broderick, REO, HSE Mid West
  • Dr Andy Phillips, REO, HSE South West

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