External Member

Anne O’ Connor is Managing Director of Vhi Health & Wellbeing DAC having joined the Vhi in August 2022 from the HSE where she held the position of Chief Operations Officer. In this role, Anne had national responsibility for the delivery of all community based and acute hospital health and social care services. From March 2020 she led the HSE’s Operational response to the COVID pandemic and the Cyber Attack of 2021.   

Anne trained and worked as an Occupational therapist in the UK prior to commencing her career with the Irish Health Service in 1995 as an Occupational Therapist. She has since worked in a wide variety of clinical and management roles and worked at National Director Level in the HSE from 2014 when she took on the role of National Director Mental Health. In 2018 she became the first National Director for Community Operations and was subsequently appointed Deputy Director General/ Chief Operation Officer in May 2018, leading the National Senior Operations team.  Anne took on the role of interim Director General for the HSE in December 2018 for a period of 5 months pending permanent filling of the role.  

Anne holds a Diploma in Occupational Therapy from Liverpool University, an MSc in Occupational Therapy from Trinity College Dublin and an MSc in Management Practice from University College Cork/ Irish Management Institute. In her role as Managing Director of Vhi Health and Wellbeing DAC, a subsidiary of the Vhi Group, Anne is responsible for leading the development and delivery of health and wellbeing services through a growing network of healthcare facilities to Vhi’s 1.1 million customers.

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