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ICGP Board 2016-2017

The Board has replaced the Council as the primary decision-making body in the ICGP. It assumes responsibility and accountability for decision-making and the delivery of the ICGP's strategic objectives.

Members of the Board include the ICGP president and chair, and the Committee chairs.

Click on the links below for information on our Board members.

President
Dr Gerry Cummins
Vice President
Dr Richard Brennan
Immediate Past President
Prof Fergus O'Kelly
Chair
Dr John Gillman
Hon Secretary
Dr John O'Brien
Hon Treasurer
Dr Joseph Martin
Chair of Postgraduate Training (PGTC)
Prof Fergus O'Kelly
Vice Chair of Postgraduate Training (PGTC)
Dr Sheila Rochford
Chair of Research
Prof Andrew Murphy
Chair of Communications
Dr Mark Murphy
Chair of Membership Services
Dr Sarah Maguire
Chair of Quality & Standards
Dr Velma Harkins
Chair of Education Governance
Dr John Cox
External Board Member/Chair of Audit Committee
Ms Mary Donovan
External Board Member
Ms Susan Gilvarry
 

 

Dr Gerry Cummins, President

Image for article titled 'Dr Gerry Cummins, President' Dr Gerry Cummins is a member of the Meath Faculty. He graduated from UCD in 1977, and completed his three years of GP training in Stoke on Trent in 1981. In the same year , Dr Cummins became a member of the RCGP (MRCGP) and returned to Ireland. » read more

Dr Richard Brennan, Vice President

Image for article titled 'Dr Richard Brennan, Vice President' Dr Richard Brennan is a member of the Carlow / Kilkenny Faculty. He graduated from the RCSI in 1978, has been a member of the ICGP since 1987, and received his Fellowship of the RCGP in 2006. » read more

Prof Fergus O'Kelly, Immediate Past President, Chair of PGTC

Image for article titled 'Prof Fergus O'Kelly, Immediate Past President, Chair of PGTC' Professor Fergus O'Kelly is clinical professor at Trinity College Dublin and past director of the TCD/HSE Specialist Training Scheme in General Practice. He has addressed the problem of drug use/HIV in his local area and served on the National HIV/AIDS Committee. » read more

Dr John Gillman, Chair

Image for article titled 'Dr John Gillman, Chair' Dr John Gillman is a member of the South Tipperary Faculty. His areas of interest are doctor and patient welfare, clinical and corporate governance, health economics and social media. » read more

Dr John O'Brien, Honorary Secretary

Image for article titled 'Dr John O'Brien, Honorary Secretary' Dr John O'Brien is a member of the West Dublin Faculty. He is a foundation member of the College. He has been chair of the Membership Committee, a CME tutor and a trainer, and is currently chair of the Substance Misuse Audit Review Group. » read more

Dr Joseph Martin, Hon Treasurer / Chair of Finance Committee

Image for article titled 'Dr Joseph Martin, Hon Treasurer / Chair of Finance Committee' Dr Joseph Martin is a founder member of the Merrion Faculty in South Dublin, and has been one of its faculty representatives on the ICGP Council since the first elected Council in 1985. He was instrumental in setting up the Liberties Primary Care Team as one of the 10 pilot PCT projects. » read more

Dr Sheila Rochford, Vice Chair of PGTC

Image for article titled 'Dr Sheila Rochford, Vice Chair of PGTC' Dr Sheila Rochford is a member of the Cork City Faculty. She is an assistant programme director on the Cork GP Training Programme, and has an interest in medical education, care of the elderly and infection prevention and control in general practice. » read more

Prof Andrew Murphy, Chair of Research

Image for article titled 'Prof Andrew Murphy, Chair of Research' Professor Andrew W Murphy was appointed in 1997 as the foundation professor of general practice at the National University of Ireland Galway. He has published over 130 papers on his interests of chronic disease management in the community, professional practice and medical education. » read more

Dr Mark Murphy, Chair of Communications

Image for article titled 'Dr Mark Murphy, Chair of Communications' Dr Mark Murphy works in an urban practice in South Dublin. From Dublin originally, he qualified from UCD in 2005 and completed his GP training with the Sligo Specialist Training Scheme in General Practice in 2013. » read more

Dr Sarah Maguire, Chair of Membership Services

Image for article titled 'Dr Sarah Maguire, Chair of Membership Services' Dr Sarah Maguire is a member of the ICGP Donegal Faculty. Sarah is an assistant programme director on the Donegal GP Training Scheme. She has an interest in care for people with complex health needs and how this is taught to trainees. » read more

Dr Velma Harkins, Chair of Quality & Standards

Image for article titled 'Dr Velma Harkins, Chair of Quality & Standards' Dr Velma Harkins is a member of the Westmidlands Faculty. She is an under-graduate and post-graduate trainer, GP unit doctor for Offaly, Chair of Offaly MIDOC Out-of-Hours Co-op, and Chair of the National Association of Trainers in General Practice. Dr Harkins has a special interest in structured diabetes care. » read more

Dr John Cox, Chair of Education Governance

Image for article titled 'Dr John Cox, Chair of Education Governance' Dr John Cox is a member of the ICGP Wexford Faculty. He has a special interest in cardiovascular risk factor assessment and management in general practice. He is also interested in information technology as applied to software systems in use in general practice. » read more

Ms Susan Gilvarry, External Board Member

Image for article titled 'Ms Susan Gilvarry, External Board Member' Ms Susan Gilvarry has a degree in business/law and is a trained mediator, having completed the Mediation Course at the Harvard Negotiation Institute, Boston in 2010. » read more

Ms Mary Donovan, Chair of Audit Committee, External Board Member

Image for article titled 'Ms Mary Donovan, Chair of Audit Committee, External Board Member' Ms Mary Donovan is a graduate of UCC, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and of the Irish Computer Society, a member of the Board of Guardians & Directors of the Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital, and a Board member of the Bon Secours Health System. » read more