Tallaght Hospital appoints new Chairman

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Tallaght Hospital has announced that Liam Dowdall has been appointed the new Chairman of the Board.

Mr Dowdall (pictured above) has been a Non-Executive Director of the Hospital Board since 2011 and was until recently the Vice Chairman of the Board. He was officially appointed Chairman on 22nd May 2017, taking over from outgoing Chairman, Michael Scanlan.

He is a Director in the Restructuring & Recovery Department of Smith & Williamson.

With qualifications in Business Studies and a Master’s of Arts, his background in business has seen him spend over 30 years working in the Corporate Recovery field and 27 years working with BDO including five years as Managing Partner.

Between 1997 and 2009, he was the Partner in Charge of BDO’s Corporate Recovery Unit and he has sectoral experience in healthcare, construction and hospitality. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants as well as being a licensed Insolvency Practitioner in the UK and Northern Ireland.

Commenting on his new appointment, Liam Dowdall said:

“It is a great honour to take up the position of Chairman of the Tallaght Hospital Board.

“This Hospital is such an important part of the local community and provides excellent care and treatment to its patients.

“I have enjoyed serving as Vice Chairman of the Board over the past few years and I am confident that I can bring this experience to the position of Chairman.

“I wish also to thank the outgoing Chairman, Michael Scanlan, for all the work he has done in this position.”

Outgoing Chairman Michael Scanlan added:

“It has been a privilege to serve as Chairman of the Tallaght Hospital Board and I look forward to seeing the Hospital continue to develop under the Chairmanship of Liam Dowdall.

“Liam has the right values and skills for the role and has already contributed a lot to Tallaght Hospital over many years. I wish him all the best in the work to come.”

CEO of Tallaght Hospital, David Slevin, also commented:

“I would like to welcome Liam to his new position and to sincerely thank our outgoing Chairman, Michael Scanlan for his service and commitment.

“We have all greatly benefitted from his wisdom and leadership. At Tallaght Hospital, our guiding principle is “People Caring for People, and we try to put this into action every day in a variety of different ways.

“Our new Chairman will undoubtedly make use of his skills and experience to advance this motto even further. I and the management team of the Hospital are looking forward to working with him.”