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Minister for Health James Reilly TD has announced the appointment of Mr Brian McEnery as the new Chairperson of the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA).

Mr McEnery is a qualified accountant and currently a Partner with BDO Consulting (Corporate Finance and Healthcare). He is the lead partner in Healthcare Consulting in particular dealing with older person care, primary care and acute care (March 2012 to date)  and was previously responsible for the financial management of the Corporate Finance and restructuring area of the firm. He is a member of the Board of NAMA and Chair of its Audit Committee. He is a former Chair and President of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and member of its Global Council and a former lecturer for ACCA in Strategic Management. Mr McEnery is also a member of Limerick Institute of Technology Foundation and Limerick City of Culture Committee.

The Minister welcomed the appointment and commended the outgoing Chairperson Pat McGrath whom he said made a “significant contribution as Chairperson of HIQA since its inception six years ago.” Under his stewardship, he added “the Authority has become a crucial part of the Irish healthcare system responsible for driving improvements in the quality and safety of healthcare on behalf of patients.”