Barrister Damien McShane appointed to Health Insurance Authority

Barrister Damien McShane appointed to Health Insurance Authority

Damien McShane

Barrister Damien McShane has been appointed to the Health Insurance Authority by Health Minister Simon Harris for a three-year term.

The authority, established in 2001 as the statutory regulator of the private health insurance market, regularly advises the health minister on matters relating to health insurance.

Mr McShane is a seasoned legal advisor and corporate executive with significant senior level experience across the financial sector.

He is currently a member of the board of directors of one of Ireland’s largest custodian banks (itself a principal operating subsidiary of the world’s largest custodian) and responsible for its custody functions amongst other activities. He previously served as a legal advisor to the Central Bank and Aviva, where he had significant experience with health insurance matters.

He holds degrees from Queen’s University Belfast, University College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, King’s Inns, and University of Oxford (Jesus College), most recently obtaining an MBA (with distinction) from the latter.

Mr McShane is admitted to the Bar in both Ireland and New York, lectures at the Institute of Banking on legal and regulatory matters, and also acts as a charity trustee.

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