John Kelly is Corporate Secretary to the University of Limerick. His role is to support the Executive Committee and the Governing Authority in achieving and sustaining the highest standards of corporate governance. He also has responsibility for legal affairs, compliance, risk management, and oversight of the University’s visual arts collections.

John began his career in healthcare, and has worked previously in the Midland, the Mid-Western and the North-Eastern Health Boards. He has held senior operational positions in hospital management and community services and in Human Resources.

John is a solicitor by profession with experience of both in-house and private practice. He has worked for one of Irelands largest commercial law firms, ByrneWallace, where his practice extended to Employment Law, Public/Administrative Law and Healthcare Law. He has acted as a key advisor to the civil service and to many large public and private sector organisations.

John has lectured for a number of years on the Law Society of Ireland’s Diploma in Healthcare Law programme and tutored on the Professional Practice Course (PPC) for trainee solicitors. He has spoken extensively at public sector and employment law seminars and has delivered bespoke corporate training for a diverse range of organisations.

Within the HSE John was one of a number of people who worked on the establishment of the Health Services Leadership Academy, with the aim of developing leadership skills at every level and from every profession. The Academy has since grown to offer an MSc. in Healthcare Leadership as well as two professional diploma programmes.>/p>

John holds a BSc. (TCD), LL.B (NTU), Solicitor (LSI), Mediator (MII), Certificate in Healthcare Law (LSI), Advanced Diploma in Public Procurement Law (King’s Inns), and Advanced Diploma in Employment Law Irish (King’s Inns).