Solicitor Deirdre-Ann Barr is the new chair of the Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS).
A board member at the service since March 2019, Barr previously worked as general counsel and head of risk in Matheson.
She also chairs the clinical governance committee of the Royal Hospital in Donnybrook, and serves on the board of the Peter McVerry Trust.
The solicitor was also involved with drafting the Companies Act 2014 and related legislation.
Barr was named by the Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly for a three-year term until 22 June 2025 at the IBTS, which is the statutory body with responsibility for the national blood supply.
Chartered accountant David Gray, who specialises in audit and risk assurance, was also appointed to the board.