Corporate Governance

Board of Directors

Robert Garber

Robert Garber, Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Robert is a Partner at 7wireVentures, a healthcare venture capital fund focused on innovative products and services that empower consumers to become more proactive and effective in their healthcare decisions. Robert has over 30 years of experience investing in, advising, and operating early-stage healthcare and technology companies and has co-managed four venture funds with $400M+ AUM. Before joining 7wireVentures, Robert served as Managing Director of Stratus Ventures and KB Partners where he led investments in early-stage healthcare and technology companies. Previously, Robert held key executive roles for three high-growth companies where he led operations, business development, and finance in the ecommerce and software industries. Robert received a Master of Business Administration degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Committees : Remuneration, Nomination

Mary Harney

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Mary is a former Tánaiste (Deputy Prime Minister) and Minister for Health and Children in Ireland. She is a former TD (Member of Parliament) with over 30 years’ experience in Irish and international politics. She has also held a number of board positions in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry including the Irish Hospice Foundation and Diona Designated Activity Company. In addition to a number of board positions of private companies in pharmaceutical, healthcare, technology and financial services companies Mary is the Chancellor of the University of Limerick. Mary has won European awards in her role as an employment minister and for promoting science and innovation. Mary has a BA in Economics from Trinity College Dublin.

Committees: Remuneration, Nomination (Chair), Audit & Risk

Rebecca M.Shanahan

Independent Non-Executive Director 

Rebecca is an Executive Advisor at Blue Sea Capital. Rebecca is also the Founder and CEO of Shanahan Capital Ventures. Prior to Shanahan Capital Ventures, Rebecca served as CEO of Avella Specialty Pharmacy. Prior to her tenure at Avella, Rebecca provided Executive Leadership at Cardinal Health, Shoppers Drug Mart, Inc. of Canada, OTN Holdings and Aetna Specialty Pharmacy. Rebecca is a Past President of the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy. Rebecca has a Juris Doctor degree from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law.

Committees: Remuneration (Chair), Nomination, Audit and Risk

Orla O`Gorman

Independent Non-Executive Director

Orla is the former Head of Listing for Ireland and UK with Euronext. She has over 25 years’ experience working with scaling companies from the perspectives of an executive leader, corporate finance advisor; capital markets operator and non-executive director. Orla is a non- executive director of Cairn Homes plc and Elite SpA. She is a member of the European Commission’s SME Technical Expert Group, the Chartered Accountants Ireland Sustainability Expert Working Group and the Advisory Board of Elkstone Ventures. Orla is a fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland, has a Bachelor of Commerce from University College Dublin and a Master of Accounting from UCD Smurfit School.

Committees: Disclosure (Chair), Audit & Risk (Chair)

Jim Joyce

Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder & Executive Director

Jim co-founded HealthBeacon with Kieran Daly in 2013. Prior to HealthBeacon, Jim was the CEO of Point of Care Health Services which he established and sold to Uniphar plc. Jim has held senior positions with Schering-Plough (now Merck & Co. Inc,) as General Manager of Ireland and Director of Finance for Europe, Middle East, Canada and the United States. Prior to the pharmaceutical industry Jim worked in financial services for investment firms of Smith Barney, Brown Brothers Harriman and AG-Edwards. Jim holds a BA in Economics from Fordham University and an MBA from University College Dublin.

Committee: Disclosure

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Laurence Flavin

Chief Financial Officer & Executive Director

Laurence joined HealthBeacon in November 2020 as the Chief Financial Officer. Laurence has extensive experience building and scaling high growth businesses. Prior to HealthBeacon Laurence was the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Capital Officer of Finance Ireland, Ireland's largest non-bank lender, Head of Capital Markets of a US and European-focused real estate investment group and Finance Director of a publicly quoted IT hardware distributor. Laurence is an Arthur Andersen trained Chartered Accountant and holds degrees from University College Dublin.

Committees: Disclosure

Corporate Governance Documentation