Board of Directors


Maurice Cox

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.


Ray Power

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.


Aodh O'Connor

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.


Tim Haggett

Dr Tim Haggett

Tim qualified in medicine in 1985 in the UK and moved to Western Australia in 1991, where he founded and managed 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. 

Tim has established over 40 general practices across Australia.  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 Urgent Care clinics into Australia, a development that saw Apollo Health being acquired by St John Ambulance in 2016.  A non executive Director and Shareholder since 2010, Tim brings extensive experience of the medical centre business to Board of Centric Health. 

James Osborne RIP

James Osbourne - Non Executive Director 

It was with heartfelt sadness that we learnt of the passing of our Chairman, James Osborne, August 17th 2017.

James served as Chairman of the Centric Health Board from 2007 and became a great friend, colleague and mentor to all those privileged to work with him over the following 10 years. He was boundless in his support of Centric Health and believed wholeheartedly in the vision and values of the company.

It has been an honour working with James over the years and we shall deeply miss his wisdom and wit in equal measure.

His legacy to Centric Health will live on for many years to come.


Sir Ian Carruthers

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 £100 billion budget.  Ian Carruthers received a Knighthood in the 2003 for services to the NHS and is regarded as an international expert on healthcare systems and service delivery.

Sir Ian is 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 and advisor to the NHS and private sector organisations.

Dr. Barry White

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 Freer

Penny Freer

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.