Appointments update 26.04.18: Orla O’Brien becomes new LauraLynn CEO

Appointments | Thu 26 Apr | Author – Business & Finance
Orla O’Brien, CEO, LauraLynn – Ireland’s Children’s Hospice

In association with Next Generation, Business & Finance highlights the notable new appointments at LauraLynn – Ireland’s Children’s Hospice and Board Excellence.

Orla O'Brien LauraLynn Ireland's Children's Hospice

Orla O’Brien

Orla O’Brien, CEO
LauraLynn – Ireland’s Children’s Hospice

LauraLynn – Ireland’s Children’s Hospice has announced the appointment of Orla O’Brien as CEO.

Orla has over 28 years’ acute hospital experience, 18 years of which were at a management level, most recently as Chief Operations Officer with The Children’s Hospital Group.

Niall McHugh, Chairman of LauraLynn, commented: “We’re delighted to have Orla join the team here at LauraLynn. Her extensive experience will be enormously beneficial to the hospice as we continue to develop and expand the services we offer to both children and their families across the country. An overarching objective of ours is that no child should live further than two hours away from a palliative care service, and we’re confident that Orla can help LauraLynn play a critical role in reaching this target.”

Orla added: “I’m really excited to join LauraLynn, an organisation that has done so much to improve the lives of children with life-limiting conditions and their families across Ireland. Of the 3,840 children with a life-limiting condition living in Ireland today, over 700 are estimated to need the specialised care provided by LauraLynn, and I look forward to extending awareness and assistance to those families who currently do not avail of palliative care services.”

Eileen Cole Board Excellence

Eileen Cole

Eileen Cole, Partner
Board Excellence

Eileen Cole has assumed her role of Partner at Board Excellence.

She will support boards of directors in the company, charity/non-profit and state sectors with a key focus of helping boards excel in their performances.

Eileen previously spent 12 years a director at SWS Corporate Services. She holds a Diploma in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors (IoD) Ireland and an Executive MBA, and is QFA and CTA qualified.