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ICGP Board 2017-2018

The Board is the primary decision making body in the ICGP. It is responsible and accountable for decision making and the delivery of the ICGP's strategic objectives.

The key purpose of the Board is to ensure the organisation's prosperity by collectively directing the organisation's affairs while meeting the appropriate interests of its members and other relevant stakeholders, and complying with all necessary legislation and regulation.

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

Click on the links below for information on 2017-2018 Board members.

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

 

Dr Richard Brennan, President

Image for article titled 'Dr Richard Brennan, 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

Dr John O'Brien, Vice President

Image for article titled 'Dr John O'Brien, Vice President' 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 Gerry Cummins, Immediate Past President

Image for article titled 'Dr Gerry Cummins, Immediate Past 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 John Gillman, Chair

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

Dr Eamonn Shanahan, Honorary Secretary

Image for article titled 'Dr Eamonn Shanahan, Honorary Secretary' Eamonn has worked in rural general practice in Kerry since 1986, having graduated from UCC in 1982 and attended the Cork VTS under Prof Bill Shannon. He works in a purpose built health centre with three partners. She qualified from TCD in 1987 and did GP training in Ireland and Wales. » read more

Dr John Farrell – Honorary Treasurer / Chair of Finance

Image for article titled 'Dr John Farrell – Honorary Treasurer / Chair of Finance' John works in a five doctor mixed urban / rural practice located in Cahir, Co. Tipperary and has eventually graduated to being the senior partner after almost 30 years in practice. He is from Dublin originally and graduated from UCD in 1981. He completed his GP training in Ireland and the UK. » 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 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

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

Prof Susan Smith, Chair of Research

Image for article titled 'Prof Susan Smith, Chair of Research' Prof Susan Smith works as a GP in Inchicore Family Doctors in Dublin 8 and is also Professor of Primary Care Medicine in the Department of General Practice in RCSI. She qualified from TCD in 1987 and did GP training in Ireland and Wales. She then worked in England and Australia. » 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. She has a keen interest in corporate governance. » 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