Governance

Forum Officers

Chair of the Forum of Irish Postgraduate Medical Training Bodies

Mr Kenneth Mealy


Kenneth Mealy is a consultant general surgeon based in Wexford General Hospital and St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin. He is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and his surgical training took place in Dublin and the UK. Mr Mealy was a Research Fellow in the Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School from 1987 – 1989. He has been Joint Lead of the National Clinical Programme in Surgery (2010 – 2019 and 2021 -current). He was instrumental in setting up the National Office of Clinical Audit (NOCA) in 2012 and is currently Chair of the NOCA Board. He has had a long interest in performance management and quality improvement in Surgery and has published widely on these and other surgical topics. He is the immediate past President of RCSI.

Staff

The Forum’s staff are based in the offices at 19 South Frederick Street, Dublin 2. The Forum employs two members of staff , Mr Jack O’Flanagan, Manager and Ms Sinead Kelly, Forum Executive and also contracts others on a consultancy basis to undertake specific projects.

Honorary Secretary

Mr Martin Mc Cormack

Mr McCormack is former Head of Operations at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, where he led the RCPI Examinations; Postgraduate Specialist Training Programmes and Professional Competence Schemes.  He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work in Trinity College Dublin, his Master’s Degree in Healthcare Management from the Institute of Public Administration and his Diploma in Corporate Governance from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.

Prior to his role in RCPI he worked as Chief Information Officer at Beaumont Hospital.  He is passionate about creating communities of excellence and in 2012 he received the Computerworld Honors Laureate Program award for visionary application of information technology to promote positive social, economic and educational change. He has particular expertise in Corporate Governance and Innovation management and is Director of the Wellness Alliance Charity, a Fellow of the Irish Computer Society and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Trinity College Dublin.

The Forum

The Forum Executive comprises the Presidents and CEOs of the member Colleges plus the co-opted Medical Director of HSE NDTP.

Professor George Shorten, President
College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland

Mr Martin Mc Cormack, CEO
College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland

Prof Mary Horgan, President
Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

Dr Terry Mc Wade, CEO
Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

Dr William Flannery, President
College of Psychiatrists of Ireland

Ms Miriam Silke, CEO
College of Psychiatrists of Ireland

Mr Ronan O’ Connell , President
Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland

Mr Kieran Ryan, Managing Director , Surgical Training
Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland

Ms Siobhan Kelly, CEO
College of Ophthalmologists of Ireland

Professor Tom O’Dowd, President
Irish College of General Practitioners

Mr Fintan Foy, CEO
Irish College of General Practitioners

Mr Brian Kinirions, Medical Director ( Co-opted)
HSE, National Doctors Training and Planning Unit

The Forum Executive

The Forum comprises the member Colleges President & CEO, Deans of Faculty and Chairs of Forum sub committees.

Forum Chair Mr Ken Mealy
Forum Mr Jack O Flanagan
College of Anaesthesiologists Dr Brian Kinirons
College of Anaesthesiologists Mr Martin Mc Cormack
College of Anaesthesiologists Prof Gerry Fitzpatrick
College of Psychiatrists Dr William Flannery
College of Psychiatrists Ms Miriam Silke
College of Psychiatrists Prof Greg Swanwick
College of Psychiatrists Dr Maeve Doyle
Royal College of Physicians Prof Mary Horgan
Royal College of Physicians Mr Terry Mc Wade
Royal College of Physicians Mr Colm Small
Faculty of Occupational Medicine Dr Robert Byrne
Faculty of Occupational Medicine Dr Sheelagh O Brien
Faculty of Paediatrics Dr Louise Kyne
Faculty of Pathology Prof Louise Burke
Faculty of Public Health Prof Cecily Kelleher
Faculty of Public Health Dr Anne Sheahan
Faculty of Radiologists Dr Peter Kavanagh
Faculty of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Dr Cliona Murphy
Irish College of General Practioners Dr Margaret O’Riordan
Irish College of General Practioners Mr Fintan Foy
Irish College of General Practioners Dr Martin Rouse
Irish College of General Practioners Prof Tom O’Dowd
College of Ophthalmologists Ms Siobhan Kelly
Irish Committee for Emergency Medicine Training Dr Gareth Quinn
Irish Committee for Emergency Medicine Training Dr Fergal Hickey
Institute of Medicine Prof Anthony O Regan
RCSI Prof Ronan O Connell
RCSI Mr Kieran Ryan
RCSI Prof John Jenkins
RCSI Prof Oscar Traynor
RCSI Prof Hilary Humphreys
RCSI Prof Sean Tierney
Faculty of Dentistry Prof Gerard Kearns
Faculty of Dentistry Dr John Walsh
Faculty of Dentistry Dr Ken Halpenny
Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine Dr Philip Carolan
Trainee Rep Dr Orla Kelly
Trainee Rep Dr Kirsten Joyce