The Department of Health today announced the reappointment, for a second four year term, of four Non-Executive Lay Members to the Regulation & Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA).
They are Mr Seamus Magee OBE, Dr Norman Morrow OBE, Mr Robin Mullan and Mr Gerard McCurdy.
Mr Magee’s reappointment begins on 21 April 2018, Dr Morrow’s on 1 May 2018, Mr Mullan’s on 1 June 2018 and Mr McCurdy’s begins on 14 July 2018. Each reappointment is for a period not longer than 4 years. All reappointments are made in accordance with the Code of Practice issued by the Commissioner for Public Appointments for Northern Ireland.
The board of RQIA comprises of a non-executive chair and twelve non- executive members.
Notes to editors:
1. Mr Seamus Magee OBE was appointed to RQIA’s board in April 2014 for a four-year term. He is a member of RQIA's Audit Committee. Prior to his retirement, Seamus was head of the Electoral Commission in Northern Ireland. He is a Charity Commissioner for Northern Ireland and serves on the board of the Victims and Survivors Service. He is a member of the Law Society Client Complaints Committee and is a member of the board of governors at Assumption Grammar, Ballynahinch.
2. Dr Norman Morrow OBE was appointed to RQIA’s board in May 2014 for a four-year term. Prior to his retirement, he was Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for Northern Ireland, and since then has been professionally active in a consultative capacity. He is a member of the panel of Independent Assessors for the Commissioner for Public Appointments in Northern Ireland.
3. Mr Robin Mullan was appointed to RQIA’s board in May 2014 for a four-year term. He is a member of RQIA's audit committee. He is the former chief executive and accounting officer of Peamount Healthcare. He is also a member of the Probation Board for Northern Ireland and a commissioner with the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland.
4. Mr Gerard McCurdy was appointed to the RQIA Board in July 2014 for a four year term. He is a member of RQIA's Audit Committee. Prior to his retirement, Gerry was the Northern Ireland Director of the Food Standards Agency. He is currently an external consultant in food safety for the United Nations and the World Bank, and has worked on international projects in Europe and Asia. He is also a member of Global Trust Impartiality Committee.
5. Non-Executive Members of the Health and Social Care Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) receive an annual remuneration of £5,962.
6. The reappointments were made with the approval of the Department of Health. There are no specific qualifications for appointment.
7. All appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process. However, the Commissioner for Public Appointments for Northern Ireland requires the political activity of appointees to be published. All Appointees declared that they have not engaged in political activity in the last five years.
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