Meet The Executive Team

John O’Brien

John has extensive experience in health and hospital management, both nationally and internationally, covering some 40 years. He is a past Chief Executive of St. James’ Hospital, the largest Academic Hospital in Ireland. He also held the position of National Director of the National Hospitals Office at the Health Service Executive, where he was responsible for the entire public sector acute system. Appointed as Chairman in February 2020, John provides strategic guidance to the Board and Executive Team.

John Florence
Chief Executive Officer

John joined Irish HomeCare in February 2018 as Finance Director leading the Finance, Commercial and IT functions of the Company. In February 2020, John was appointed CEO. Prior to Irish HomeCare, John held Executive-level financial and commercial roles in Ireland and Australia in industries such as manufacturing, hospitality and financial services. John is also a Board Director of Home and Community Care Ireland (HCCI), the representative body for private home care providers.

Gillian Roddy RNID, BA HCM, MBA
Director of National Operations

Gillian joined Irish HomeCare in January 2020 as Director of National Operations with responsibility for the growth and strategic development of the Operations function. Bringing 30 years’ experience in Healthcare, Gillian worked for 25 years with the Health Service Executive in various Nurse Management roles with responsibility for planning and directing the Nursing and Social Care Residential Services for people with Intellectual Disabilities.

Teresa McNally RGN, BSc, MSc
Director of Quality & Clinical Governance

Teresa McNally joined Irish HomeCare in 2019 and became Director of Quality and Clinical Governance in 2020. Teresa is a Registered General Nurse with over 15 years’ experience in the public and private healthcare sector, both in Ireland and the UK. With a professional nursing and management portfolio across a broad spectrum of healthcare services including acute settings, services for older persons and disability services, Teresa brings clinical expertise, leadership and an aptitude for quality of care to Irish HomeCare.


Damien Maguire
Commercial Finance Director

Damien joined Irish HomeCare in April 2021as Commercial Finance Director leading the Commercial, Finance and IT functions of the Company. Prior to Irish HomeCare, Damien held Executive-level financial, operational and commercial roles with high-growth companies in the Pharmaceutical, Building Materials and FMCG sectors in Ireland and the UK.