Ms. Ann Horan (MAFC, FCCA, FIB) is Chief Executive of the DCU Ryan Academy for Entrepreneurship. Prior to this role, she was responsible for the set up and launch of the DCU Ryan Academy as its Interim CEO. Ms. Horan was previously the Managing Director of Bank of Ireland Finance and has extensive experience of all aspects of financial services, having worked in that industry for almost 30 years. Ms. Horan is an accountant with a Masters in Finance from DCU. She is a past Vice President of the Institute of Bankers, a member of the DCU Educational Trust and Honorary Treasurer of the International Women’s Forum Ireland. Ms. Horan also sits on the Executive Committee of ACCA Ireland and the Council of the South Dublin Chamber of Commerce.
Professor Mary Horgan (MD, FRCPI, FRCP) was appointed to the Board of the IMB by the Minister for Health, Dr James Reilly TD, on 8 November 2011. Professor Horgan is Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of the Graduate Entry Program, School of Medicine, UCC. She is also a Consultant Physician at Cork University Hospital. In addition, Professor Horgan is a Council Member and an Associate Dean for Basic Specialty Training at the Royal College of Physicians. She was a Board Member of the Irish Blood Transfusion Service from 2000 to 2006 and also served on the Executive Management Board of Cork University Hospital for the same period. Professor Horgan has been a member of the IMB’s Advisory Committee for Human Medicines (ACHM), and a member of the Pre-Clinical/Clinical Sub-Committee to the ACHM, since 2001.
Dr. Elizabeth Keane (MB., MPH, FFPHMI) was appointed to the Board of the IMB by the Minister for Health in November 2012. A consultant in Public Health Medicine, Dr. Keane is Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health in UCC. Dr. Keane worked in hospital medicine for 5 years prior to undertaking a Masters in Public Health in UCD and completed Higher Specialist Training in Public Health Medicine in 1989. She was appointed the first Director of Public Health for Cork and Kerry in 1995. Dr. Keane is a fellow and Vice Dean of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine of the RCPI, a Convenor and Examiner of the Membership Examinations and Chair of the Education and Examinations Committee. She is a former Chair of both the National Cancer Registry Board and the Board of the National Disease Surveillance Centre (now HPSC). She has also served on the boards of the Irish Blood Transfusion Service and the Interim Health Information and Quality Authority. Dr. Keane’s main areas of interest include health status epidemiology health protection the public health aspects of blood borne viruses and international health regulations.