Chairperson of Health and Safety Authority

Patricia Byron

Patricia Byron has been appointed Chairperson of the Health and Safety Authority for a three-year term, by Neale Richmond TD, Minister of State for Business, Employment and Retail.

Patricia  has many years’ experience in the public and private sectors, including two terms as CEO of the Personal Injuries Assessment Board.  She sits on the Board of the Central Bank of Ireland Commission as well as chairing a number of public sector Audit committees, including the Department of Finance. She is also Chairperson of the Board of the Health Insurance Authority.

She said, “I’m delighted to be appointed by Minister Richmond as the new HSA Chairperson.  I am conscious that as a public body that operates and regulates across a broad and diverse mandate, the Authority plays a unique role in ensuring the safety of workers, services, consumers and products in the private and public sectors as well as the environment. I look forward to working with Minister Richmond, the Board, CEO and staff of the Authority in ensuring the Authority fulfils its remit on behalf of the workers and consumers of Ireland”.