Members of the Board of the Health Insurance Authority

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Mr. Ian Britchfield

Mr. Britchfield has 24 years experience in the insurance and reinsurance industries. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and a member of the Institute of Directors.

He acts as an Independent Non-Executive Director for a number of companies in the insurance/reinsurance sector. Previously he spent more than ten years with Renaissance Reinsurance where he was Managing Director of their Irish operations and prior to that served as Finance Director with Aon Insurance Managers. He spent the first seven years of his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Ireland and Bermuda.

Dr. Fiona Kiernan

Dr. Fiona Kiernan is a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine in Beaumont Hospital, and a Fellow of the College of Anaesthetists of Ireland. Along with her medical degree, she also holds a Masters in Health Economics, Policy and Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and is studying for a doctorate in Economics with the Department of Economics in University College Dublin. She has lectured on topics of resource allocation and health economics within the College of Anaesthetists, and has presented internationally on healthcare utilization and access to healthcare. Her current areas of research involve the income-health relationship in Ireland, and health system performance measurement in Irish hospitals. 

Ms. Sheelagh Malin Chairperson

Ms. Malin is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries in Ireland. She has over 25 years management experience in the life assurance industry, including Managing Director, Finance Director, Compliance Officer, product development and marketing roles. She serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director on a number of insurance company boards.