Dr Maurice Cox - CEO
Dr Maurice Cox holds a BA in Medicine from Trinity College Dublin and M Phil in skeletal biology from Cambridge University, UK. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and trained and practised as an orthopaedic Surgeon for ten years until he was headhunted to McKinsey Management Consultants in 1998.
Maurice worked primarily in McKinsey’s Global Healthcare division for 5 years, establishing and developing business in biotechnology, hospital and MNC pharma sectors in the UK, USA, Saudi Arabia, Ireland, the UK and Croatia. In 2003, he founded Centric Health with Dr Ray Power.
Maurice is heavily involved as Chairman, pro bono, of the international sight saving charity ORBIS Irish Office which he founded in 2004 to eradicate Trachoma and other avoidable blindness in a population in excess of 2 million in the Gama Gofa region of Ethiopia.
Dr Ray Power
Ray is a practicing GP and completed his specialist training in General Practice after graduating from UCD in 1988. After completing his MICGP and MRCGP from 1992-99 he worked in Australia both with the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the University of Western Australia where he completed an MBA and attained Fellowship from the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine.
On his return to Ireland in 2000, he established Locumotion. Then in 2003, he co-founded Centric Health. He is a Board member and member of the Executive Management Team at Centric Health while continuing to lead Locumotion. Ray is also a member of the Board of ORBIS Ireland.
Aodha O'Connor -CFO
Aodha joined the Board in 2017 having joined Centric Health in 2016 as CFO. Prior to joining Centric Health, Aodha was CFO in TV3 Television Networks Ltd having held senior finance roles in eircom Ltd and Meteor Mobile Communications Ltd.
Aodha has extensive experience of working at a senior level in organisations and working closely with key stakeholders including banks and shareholders. Aodha has been involved in a number of significant corporate transactions during his career including disposals and acquisitions of companies and fund raising of both debt and equity. Aodha trained in PricewaterhouseCoopers and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.
He attended University College Dublin (UCD) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Honours) and Masters in Accounting (Honours) both from UCD. Aodha also completed a Strategic Leadership course in Stanford University.
Dr Tim Haggett
Tim qualified in medicine in 1985 in the UK and moved to Western Australia in 1991, where he founded and managed Gemini Medical. Under Tim's leadership Gemini became one of the Australia's largest providers of occupational health services to the resource and mining industry prior to its sale to Sonic Health in 2008.
Tim has established over 40 general practices across Australia. In 2013 he co-founded Apollo Health, a company that has successfully developed a number of large multidisciplinary primary care centres in greenfield sites around Perth.
Tim was instrumental in bringing Urgent Care clinics into Australia, a development that saw Apollo Health being acquired by St John Ambulance in 2016. A non executive Director and Shareholder since 2010, Tim brings extensive experience of the medical centre business to Board of Centric Health.
Sir Ian Carruthers
Ian Carruthers commenced his career in the National Health Service (NHS) at Garlands Hospital, Carlisle in 1969, progressing to a succession of NHS leadership posts including Transitional Director of the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement. In March 2006, Sir Ian took over as Interim Chief Executive of the NHS managing its 1.3 million employees and £100 billion budget. Ian Carruthers received a Knighthood in the 2003 for services to the NHS and is regarded as an international expert on healthcare systems and service delivery.
Sir Ian is Chancellor of the University of the West of England, Chair of the Healthcare UK Governance Board; Co-Chair of the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia; Chair of 2020 Delivery Board; Chair of NHS Supply Chain Customer Board and advisor to the NHS and private sector organisations.
Penny worked in investment banking for over 25 years; her past roles included deputy chairman and head of equity capital markets at Robert W. Baird and head of small/mid cap equities at Credit Lyonnais.
Penny has spent the majority of her career providing strategic advice to both private and public companies in a wide range of sectors on IPOs, fund raisings and on interaction with their investors.
Penny is or has been a non-executive director of a number of quoted and unquoted companies in a variety of sectors including healthcare, defence and recruitment.