Bill Maher
CEO – Bon Secours Health System

Bill Maher originally from Tullow, Co Carlow has been Group CEO of Bon Secours Health System (BSHS) since 2016. The Bon Secours Health System is Irelands Largest Private Hospital Provider with locations in Kerry, Cork, Limerick, Dublin and Galway with over 3,500 staff and 500 consultants. Bill has held many senior roles in the Irish Public Health system including Group CEO of the RCSI Hospitals Group, and Group CEO of SAOLTA, which he established as the first Hospital Group in Ireland as part of the Government’s reform of the health service. Bill previously worked for 16 years with the NHS in a career spanning mental health services, Primary Care, Commissioning and Acute Hospitals.

Bill has an MBA, an MSc in Health Information, a BA (Hons) in Law, BA (Hons) in Accountancy and an IoD Diploma in Company Direction. In addition, he is an Honorary Associate Professor in the RCSI.

Bill is passionate about patient care, performance management and developing people and looks to build strong relationships with all stakeholders to deliver sustainable service improvement. Under Bills ambitious leadership and the successful implementation of the 2020 Plan, BSHS has grown considerably over the last 5 years. The 2025 Plan is currently being implemented and presents the BSHS’s strategic vision of five strategic goals and 15 strategic initiatives, underpinned by a €300m capital investment plan.  It sets out an ambitious framework of measurable deliverables, based on Resilience, Reliability and Readiness. The plan is premised on an action-oriented commitment to enhance Ireland’s healthcare in partnership with other key stakeholders, including the public system and the Government to tackle national waiting lists for the benefit of all patients. As a not-for-profit organisation, BSHS is focused on reinvesting in staff, infrastructure, facilities and innovative practices to ensure Exceptional People deliver Exceptional Care.