May 03, 2016
Mary Griffin has been appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer with NMBI
Mary Griffin has been appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI), Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann, the regulator for the nursing and midwifery professions.
Ms Griffin, who officially commences on June 7, 2016, joins NMBI from CORU where she established and led the Corporate Affairs function for what is Ireland’s first ever multi–profession regulator. She previously worked in management consulting and operations roles across both the public and private sector over a 25-year period. Ms Griffin succeeds Dr Maura Pidgeon in the role of CEO of NMBI, and is to follow Ms Ursula Byrne who remains interim CEO until Ms Griffin’s commencement.
Ms Griffin holds a BSc in Economic and Management and an MBA. A native of County Clare, she now lives in Dublin.
Essene Cassidy, NMBI President, said: “Mary was instrumental in the establishment of a new patient-focused independent regulator and its delivery of governance and change. She brings significant and diverse experience to this role with NMBI. Her understanding of the public sector and the health system, along with her management expertise and insight, will ensure we can fulfil our statutory responsibility to protect the public, but also meet the needs of nurses, midwives and our wider stakeholder community into the future.”
Mary Griffin said: “I am delighted to be working with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland. They have an ambitious reform agenda and a team that is committed to building a world class regulatory service. I am delighted to be joining the organisation and believe it will be both exciting and rewarding.”