Dr Pat O’ Mahony
Chief Executive of Clinical Research Development Ireland
Dr Pat O’Mahony is Chief Executive of Clinical Research Development Ireland, the clinical and translational research partnership of the leading academic institutions in Ireland, having taken up the post in January 2017. Immediately prior to that, Pat was Deputy Secretary General and Head of Governance and Performance at the Department of Health in Dublin for 15 months. Previously, he was Chief Executive of the Health Products Regulatory Authority from 2002 – 2015. Having spent a number of years in private veterinary practice and as technical manager in the pharmaceutical industry in Ireland and the UK, Pat worked in public health and was Director of Consumer Protection at the Food Safety Authority of Ireland.
Pat was a member of the Management Board of the European Medicines Agency where he served as Chairman from 2007 to 2011. He has extensive board experience across public sector and private company boards and has recently been awarded Chartered Director by the Institute of Directors.