Collins to continue at helm of Vhi Healthcare

Bernard Collins has been re-appointed chairman of Vhi Healthcare for a further five years.

The announcement was made by Minister for Health and Children Mary Harney.

Mr Collins was first appointed to the board in September 2003 by the then Minister for Health Micheál Martin.

The chief executive office of Lifemed Consulting Limited. Mr Collins received a BA Honours in Applied Industrial Psychology/Business from University College Cork.

Mr Collins maintains positions at board level on many other companies in Ireland and in the USA.

He served for 10 years as vice-president of international operations at Boston Scientific Corporation until 2003.

Mr Collins is widely respected in business circles as the man who saved Baxter Healthcare from closure after he was appointed general manager of the medical devices firm in 1985.

His success in saving jobs in Castlebar, Co Mayo, in the 1980s and his subsequent success in luring Boston Scientific to the west of Ireland.

Article courtesy of The Evening Echo newspaper

More in this Section

ESRI warns Government against an early cut to Covid-19 pandemic payments as economy slumpsESRI warns Government against an early cut to Covid-19 pandemic payments as economy slumps

Lufthansa bailout 'in Europe's best interests'Lufthansa bailout 'in Europe's best interests'

Commercial landlord Hibernia Reit sees city centre office demand outpacing Covid-19 'speed-bump'Commercial landlord Hibernia Reit sees city centre office demand outpacing Covid-19 'speed-bump'

EU says it now has €1.85trn firepower to fight Covid-19 economic devastation across the continentEU says it now has €1.85trn firepower to fight Covid-19 economic devastation across the continent


Lifestyle

Some days you’ve got to make your own sunshine, writes Annmarie O'ConnorTrend of the Week: Escape from lockdown loungewear with these creative closet options

Children’s author Sarah Webb didn’t want sixth class pupils to miss out on their graduation, so to mark their end of year she organised a series of inspirational videos delivered by well-known Irish people, says Helen O’CallaghanIrish celebrities help students say goodbye to primary school

We are all slowing our pace and appreciating the wonders around us, says Peter DowdallMagical maple holds us spellbound

Sustainable gardening tips and a fascinating documentary are among the offerings on your TV todayThursday TV Highlights: A Prime Time look at how schools will cope in the Covid era features in today's TV picks

More From The Irish Examiner