Board of Directors
Dr Maurice Cox - CEO
Dr Maurice Cox holds a BA in Medicine from Trinity College Dublin and M Phil in skeletal biology from Cambridge University, UK. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and trained and practised as an orthopaedic Surgeon for ten years until he was headhunted to McKinsey Management Consultants in 1998. Maurice worked primarily in McKinsey’s Global Healthcare division for 5 years, establishing and developing business in biotechnology, hospital and MNC pharma sectors in the UK, USA, Saudi Arabia, Ireland, the UK and Croatia. In 2003, he founded Centric Health with Dr Ray Power.
Maurice is heavily involved as Chairman, pro bono, of the international sight saving charity ORBIS Irish Office which he founded in 2004 to eradicate Trachoma and other avoidable blindness in a population in excess of 2 million in the Gama Gofa region of Ethiopia.
Dr Ray Power
Ray is a practicing GP and completed his specialist training in General Practice after graduating from UCD in 1988. After completing his MICGP and MRCGP from 1992-99 he worked in Australia both with the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the University of Western Australia where he completed an MBA and attained Fellowship from the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine. On his return to Ireland in 2000, he established Locumotion. Then in 2003, he co-founded Centric Health. He is a Board member and member of the Executive Management Team at Centric Health while continuing to lead Locumotion. Ray is also a member of the Board of ORBIS Ireland.
Aodha O'Connor -CFO
Aodha joined the Board in 2017 having joined Centric Health in 2016 as CFO. Prior to joining Centric Health, Aodha was CFO in TV3 Television Networks Ltd having held senior finance roles in eircom Ltd and Meteor Mobile Communications Ltd. Aodha has extensive experience of working at a senior level in organisations and working closely with key stakeholders including banks and shareholders. Aodha has been involved in a number of significant corporate transactions during his career including disposals and acquisitions of companies and fund raising of both debt and equity. Aodha trained in PricewaterhouseCoopers and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland. He attended University College Dublin (UCD) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Honours) and Masters in Accounting (Honours) both from UCD. Aodha also completed a Strategic Leadership course in Stanford University.
Dr Tim Haggett
Tim qualified in medicine in 1985 in the UK and moved to Western Australia in 1991. He has been a shareholder and non-executive director of Centric Health since 2010. His career includes working for over 6 years as a bush doctor in some of the most remote locations in Australia. He was the founder and managing director of Gemini Medical. Under Tim's leadership Gemini became one of the Australia's largest providers of occupational health services to the resource and mining industry prior to its sale to Sonic Health in 2008.
He has been a prime mover in establishing over 40 general practices across the country. In 2013 he co-founded Apollo Health, a company that has successfully developed a number of large multidisciplinary primary care centres in greenfield sites around Perth. Tim was instrumental in bringing UrgentCare clinics into Australia, a development that saw Apollo Health being acquired by St John Ambulance in 2016. He brings extensive experience of the medical centre business to Board of Centric Health.
James Osborne – Non Executive Director
James Osborne has served as Chairman of Centric Health since 2007. James is a former managing partner of A & L Goodbody Solicitors during which time the firm became the largest in Ireland. He is also a former Chairman of Independent News and Media plc, a former director of Bank Of Ireland plc, Golden Vale, Adare plc and others.
He currently serves on the board of multiple Irish companies including Ryanair, James Hardie Industries NV and is Chairman of Easons, Centric Health and Monaghan Mushrooms.
Sir Ian Carruthers
Ian Carruthers commenced his career in the National Health Service (NHS) at Garlands Hospital, Carlisle in 1969, progressing to a succession of NHS leadership posts including Transitional Director of the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement. In March 2006, Sir Ian took over as Interim Chief Executive of the NHS managing its 1.3 million employees and a budget in excess of £100 billion. Most recently Sir Ian was the Chief Executive of the NHS South of England.
Ian Carruthers received a Knighthood in the 2003 for services to the NHS. During his NHS career, Sir Ian has overseen many major service changes and is a champion of change to deliver better outcomes for patients, staff and communities. His recent NHS review of Innovation in Healthcare is the basis of the Innovation Health and Wealth Report, foundational in developing UK Government strategy to improve spread of Healthcare best practice and economic growth. He has been the lead author on several papers, reviewing and improving the NHS and is regarded as an international expert on healthcare systems and service delivery.
Sir Ian is currently Chancellor of the University of the West of England; Chair of the Healthcare UK Governance Board; Co-Chair of the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia; Chair of 2020 Delivery Board; Chair of NHS Supply Chain Customer Board; Non-Executive Director of Bioquell plc.; Non-Executive Director of OR International and an independent advisor to NHS Chief Executives, the NHS and private sector organisations.
Dr Barry White
Dr Barry White is a Consultant Haematologist and National Haemophilia Director at St James’s Hospital and Trinity College Dublin. He completed his primary medical degree at University College Dublin (1992) and was subsequently awarded a Master in Molecular Medicine and Doctorate in Medicine at Trinity College Dublin. He was the first National Director for Quality and Clinical Care at the Health Service Executive (HSE) (2009-2010) and subsequently established the National Clinical Programmes as National Director for Clinical Strategy and Programme at the HSE (2010-2102). He has an interest in optimising health service delivery and in clinical leadership.
Penny worked in investment banking for over 25 years; her past roles included deputy chairman and head of equity capital markets at Robert W. Baird and head of small/mid cap equities at Credit Lyonnais. Penny has spent the majority of her career providing strategic advice to both private and public companies in a wide range of sectors on IPOs, fund raisings and on interaction with their investors. Penny is or has been a non-executive director of a number of quoted and unquoted companies in a variety of sectors including healthcare, defence and recruitment.