On February 7th, 2021, David McMahon, CEO of the Irish Skin Foundation, was endorsed by the IPPOSI Board as our new chairperson.
This followed the stepping down by Ava Battles, CEO of the MS Society of Ireland after 2.5 years as IPPOSI chairperson.
On accepting the role David said: “It’s a privilege to take on the position of Chair of IPPOSI at an exciting time for the organisation, and its patient-involvement agenda”.
“IPPOSI, as the collective voice of patients, science, and industry, has an opportunity to advance more meaningful involvement by patients, whether that be with well-established organisations in our sector or with individual people struggling for recognition and support for someone living with a rare condition.
“I look forward to working with the members, board and executive team on implementing our new strategy 2021-24 in the coming years.
“On a personal note, I feel strongly that IPPOSI’s work to secure equitable access to the best available treatments, care practices, and health technology – through cooperation and working together – has been extremely influential on public policy from the very beginning.
“I am proud to be involved with an organisation so deeply committed to helping patients identify, articulate, and offer policy solutions which promise to close long-standing health inequality gaps and support patients to attain more agency in their own healthcare.
There are currently two vacancies on the 20-person IPPOSI Board, as detailed below:
- One scientific member
- One industry member
In line with our board selection, election & recruitment policy, we welcome applications at any time during the calendar year for any positions which may become vacant. Board positions can be filled on a temporary basis during the year before being ratified by the membership at the AGM in September. More information is available on the IPPOSI Board page here: https://www.ipposi.ie/about-us/board/