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Accreditation Board

The Accreditation Board is established as a committee of the Health and Safety Authority. Its role is to provide the national accreditation service for Ireland. The Accreditation Board, among other functions, awards accreditation to new applicants and where necessary, terminates accreditation.

Meetings are held normally 6 times per year.

Each Accreditation Board member is appointed by the Board of the Authority for a 5-year term with an option to be reappointed for a second term. The current membership of the Accreditation Board is:

Dr. Micheál Lehane - Chairperson
Director, Environmental Protection Agency

Ms. Ita Kinahan - Vice Chairperson
(former) State Chemist, State Laboratory

Ms. Rosemary Hayden 
Manager INAB

Ms. Gail Carroll
Director Regulatory Affairs and Compliance Building, Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI)

Ms. Rita Purcell
Deputy CEO, Health Protection Regulatory Authority (HPRA)

Mr. Jim O'Toole 
Chief Executive Officer, Bord Bia

Mr. John O'Loughlin
Laboratory Manager, Rotunda Hospital

Dr. David Graham
Chief Executive, Animal Health Ireland

Ms. Cecilie Laake 
Director Norwegian Accreditation

Ms. Denise Barry
Director Strategy, Policy and Technology, Road Safety Authority

Mr. Paul A. Scallan
Chief Executive Officer, Private Security Authority