New HIQA Chief Executive

Angela Fitzgerald
Angela Fitzgerald

Angela Fitzgerald has been appointed the new Chief Executive of HIQA.

Prior to this appointment, she served as Deputy National Director, Acute Operations in the HSE.

Angela was appointed to the role by the Board of HIQA following an open competition.

Angela has 27 years of wide-ranging experience in senior management in the health and social care sector, having previously served as Regional Director for Performance and Integration for Dublin North East, and Deputy Chief Executive of St James’ Hospital, Dublin. She has extensive experience of driving change and quality improvements, as well as developing and implementing hospital policy and advising on strategy, policy and patient safety issues.

In addition to the development and implementation of hospital policy while working in the Department of Health, she led major national change processes in the HSE in a range of areas, such as hospital emergency services, the National Care Experience Programme and the National Transplant Services.

Angela holds a Masters Degree in Health Economics and has lectured on comparative health policy in healthcare postgraduate programmes.

HIQA Chief Executive, Angela Fitzgerald, said: “I am delighted to be appointed as HIQA CEO and look forward to building on the work of my predecessors in the role. In particular, I look forward to building on the excellent work currently underway within HIQA and developing new areas of work and responsibilities. I have a passion and a deep commitment to delivering high-quality safe care for patients and people using health and social care services and to continuously strive to listen, respond and drive improvement.

“I look forward to working with all HIQA’s stakeholders to improve health and social care services, and progress reform in these services, for the benefit of all.”