Bernard Gloster, who is currently CEO of the state Child and Family Agency Tusla, is expected to take up the position at the HSE in Spring 2023.
Before joining Tusla as CEO in September 2019, Gloster spent more than 30 years working in the health services. He held several senior management positions, including Chief Officer of HSE Mid-West Community Healthcare. He has also worked in or managed in both community and acute hospital operations.
Gloster is a social care worker by profession and holds an MBA from Oxford Brookes University, as well as an MSc in Management Practice from UCC.
Announcing the appointment, the Chairman of the HSE Board, Ciarán Devane, said, “I am delighted that someone of Bernard’s experience, both within the HSE and externally within Tusla, is taking up this role. Bernard’s track record and commitment to public service will be invaluable as the HSE, like health services elsewhere, enters a period requiring great change and development.”
Gloster said he felt very privileged to have been selected by the HSE to be the CEO of an organisation of such vital importance to the public, stating, “working with such a large and diverse workforce committed to providing the best in health and social care brings many opportunities for continuous improvement in how people access and experience services. I look forward to working with the Board, my HSE colleagues, partners across the wider system as well as with the Minister and the Department on the health reform agenda.”
Source: Irish Medical Times