The College of Paramedics Announces Its Interim Chair of Council
The College of Paramedics is pleased to announce the appointment of Rory O’Connor as its Interim Chair of the new Paramedic Council.
Rory, who currently works in primary care as an Advanced Paramedic and has been the Representative Trustee for Northern Ireland for over eight years, will take up the role with immediate effect. Rory has built up a strong political footing for the College of Paramedics in Northern Ireland and brought a strong and articulate voice to the existing Board.
He said: “I am looking forward to working with my fellow Representative Trustees to develop the Paramedic Council into a strong voice of the membership. I am excited to contribute to the leadership, drive and collaborative working that is needed to guide the College through this period of change, as well as helping the membership engagement to continue to develop and grow.”
As Interim Chair, Rory is primarily responsible for the effective and efficient functioning of the Council. As a member of the Board of Trustees, the Chair represents the Council and membership within the Board. Other duties include:
Promoting an active and visible response within the organisation to current and changing health care in the UK and abroad.
Ensuring that each and every council member has the opportunity to articulate, and advocate for, the College member perspective.
Making certain that the Council plays an instrumental part in guaranteeing strategy is developed and delivered with the membership interests at its core.
Encouraging high levels of regional engagement with members.
Tracy Nicholls, CEO of the College of Paramedics said: “The election for Chair of the Paramedic Council saw an excellent field of candidates who have all contributed an enormous amount to the College of Paramedics. Rory’s appointment will now enable the Paramedic Council to be formed. And there’s no doubt in my mind that his passion for our members and his drive and determination will continue to shine through. Rory is an advocate of inclusivity and brings with him a wealth of personal and professional experience to both the Council and the Board. We look forward to supporting Rory in his new role and wish him great success.”