Colam O’Neill, retired Managing Director of Allergan Ireland, is one of the three new non-Executive Directors of the Board of the Hospital Group for the West/North West, who have been approved by the Minister for Health, Dr. James Reilly.
The three new members complete the Board, which now has eight non-executive members, four executive members and a chairman. The three new members are:
• Mr. Gerry McManus
• Ms. Sharon Moohan
• Mr. Colam O’Neill
Colam O’Neill has a BSc in Chemistry and Biology and until his retirement was Managing Director of Allergan Ireland and Vice President of European Operations, Allergan Pharmaceuticals Ltd – based in Westport, Co. Mayo.
In addition to the Irish operation which grew during Colam’s 28 years continuous service from 5 employees to 1100 employees, he also had responsibility for European operations including plants in Spain and France.
He ensured during his tenure that Westport became the location of choice within Allergan’s Global Network for new products in late-stage research and development and production.
Colam has major competencies in customer care, regulatory compliance and is stringent on cost models and budgetary control. He was also a member of the Board of Directors of Allergan Ireland Ltd. Colam has a lot of experience in working with the Irish Medicine Board, the FDA and the European Regulatory Body.