Our Board of Directors



Niall Pender**

Principal Clinical Neuropsychologist at Beaumont Hospital and a leading authority in the field of neurological conditions and rehabilitation, Niall Pender joined the Board in 2014 and has been Chair since 2016.


David Brabazon*

A Chartered Accountant, David Brabazon is Chief Financial Officer and a director of Adapt Pharma Limited. He is a non-executive director of Mainstay Medical International PLC. Member of the Board since 2012.

Patricia Cotter

Having spent many years as a carer, Patricia Cotter has a strong interest in helping to provide a support mechanism for carers, especially those supporting people with brain injury. Member of the board since 2014.

Omar Hassanein

Chief Executive of the Irish Rugby Players Association, Omar Hassanein is a former professional rugby player with degrees in sports law, finance and investment. Member of the board since 2015.

David Holden

Formerly Head of Group Corporate Communications at Bank of Ireland and Director of Public Affairs at RTE, David Holden joined the Headway Board in 2006.

Malachy Murphy*

An ACA and FCA, Malachy Murphy’s career with Bank of Ireland included roles as Regional Manager, General Manager Credit Operations and General Manager Group Credit. Co-opted onto the Board in March 2017.


*Member of the Audit and Risk Committee

**Member of the Quality and Safety Committee

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