Management team

Ray Dolan

Ray Dolan

Interim CEO/Registrar

Ray Dolan is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance Accountants and recently worked as CEO of Safefood, a North/South body set up under the Good Friday Agreement. Ray has over 40 years experience in the public sector at home and abroad, working in the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General, The European Space Agency, The Food Safety Authority of Ireland and Safefood. He is currently a member of various audit and risk committees and recently was elected as a Vice President of the Institute of Public Administration.

He holds an M.A. in Public Administration and is an experienced executive coach with a Diploma in Executive Leadership Coaching. He also completed the Leadership Challenge Programme in association with the Institute of Public Administration and Harvard University. He holds Certificates in the Hogan Assessment Recruitment Method and more recently obtained Certificates in Governance and Cyber Security.

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Síle Hanley

Head of Regulation and Compliance

Síle Hanley is a senior actuary with experience across insurance regulation. Síle was previously at the Central Bank of Ireland where she held roles in both life and non-life insurance, most recently leading the actuarial support for the supervision of health insurers and insurers in other market segments. Prior to joining the Central Bank, she worked in life insurance outsourcing. 

She holds a degree in Mathematical Sciences from University College Cork and a HDip in Actuarial Science from University College Dublin.

Christina Pendergrast

Christina Prendergast

Head of Communications and Stakeholder Engagement

Christina Prendergast has worked in communications in a number of roles across the public and private sector, including most recently as Head of Communications in the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science.

She holds diplomas in digital marketing, sales and marketing and event management, a LLB, and completed her MBA in 2018.

Michael McNaughton

Michael McNaughton

Head of Operations

Michael is a qualified accountant with experience across a range of industries. Prior to joining the Health Insurance Authority, Michael was Head of Finance at Coillte, Ireland's state forestry agency, where he worked on state net zero targets. He previously held roles in financial regulation in the NHS and in professional services in Dublin. 

Michael holds a degree in History and Politics from Trinity College and a Postgrad in Accountancy from Technological University Dublin. Most recently, he has undertaken an MBA at UCD Smurfit School.

Cormac Delaney

Head of Risk Equalisation

Cormac Delaney is a Chartered Accountant with experience across a wide variety of roles in the public and private sector, including the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General and professional accountancy practices in the Dublin area.

He is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland and holds a Diploma in Business Innovation from Dublin City University.