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Together We Excel

With the patient at the core of all that we do, the Governance Teams at Enfer Medical cultivate an environment which stimulates growth, expertise, innovation and excellence, and which inspires our people to deliver an exceptional and personalised service to our clients and their patients.

Together We Excel
Our Executive Team

Together with our Clinical Team, our Executive Team has a key role to play in the day-to-day management and strategic direction of Enfer Medical.

Mr. Billy Coleman
Mr. Billy Coleman
MSc
CHAIRPERSON
Mr. Billy Coleman
Mr. Billy Coleman
Area(s) of Expertises
Microbiology
Biotechnology
Strategic Planning
Mr. Billy Coleman
MSc
CHAIRPERSON

A graduate of UCC, Billy has over 20 years’ experience leading INAB accredited laboratories in the Life Science and Veterinary Science disciplines. A laboratory entrepreneur, Billy has been involved in the establishment and development of several highly successful Laboratory Groups in Ireland, including, Advanced Laboratory Testing Ltd and more recently, the establishment of Enfer Medical Limited.

In March 2020, Billy led the establishment of the COVID-19 testing facility at Enfer and as Chairperson of Enfer Medical, Billy now looks forward to an exciting chapter in the laboratory landscape in Ireland.

Area(s) of Expertises
Microbiology
Biotechnology
Strategic Planning
Mr. Louis Ronan
Mr. Louis Ronan
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Mr. Louis Ronan
Mr. Louis Ronan
Area(s) of Expertises
Laboratory Management
Business Development
Strategic Planning
Mr. Louis Ronan
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Louis Ronan is an Irish entrepreneur who has worked in the laboratory service sector for the past 12 years amongst other businesses.

Louis is an Executive Director of Enfer Medical working with the Executive Team on new business developments and strategic planning.

Area(s) of Expertises
Laboratory Management
Business Development
Strategic Planning
Mr. Paul Turnbull
Mr. Paul Turnbull
LLB
MANAGING DIRECTOR
Mr. Paul Turnbull
Mr. Paul Turnbull
Area(s) of Expertises
Strategic Planning
Business Analysis
Organisational Management
Mr. Paul Turnbull
LLB
MANAGING DIRECTOR

A graduate of Law from Queens University in Belfast, Paul has held Senior Management roles in several Global organisations.  Over the past 10 years Paul worked for an International IVD manufacturer as Global Manager, developing high performance commercial teams across Europe and Asia.

Most recently, Paul developed and led the team responsible for delivering both PCR and Antigen travel tests during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Area(s) of Expertises
Strategic Planning
Business Analysis
Organisational Management
Dr. Paul Simmons
Dr. Paul Simmons
PhD
OPERATIONS DIRECTOR
Dr. Paul Simmons
Dr. Paul Simmons
Area(s) of Expertises
Laboratory Operations Management
High-throughput diagnostic testing
Technical/Information Technology
Dr. Paul Simmons
PhD
OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

A graduate of the Department of Industrial Microbiology, University College Dublin, Paul has over 20 years’ experience leading large teams in high-throughput diagnostic testing at INAB accredited laboratories. Paul has worked with the Enfer Group for over 20 years and has led the implementation and management of national contracts for TSE and BvD providing PCR testing for over 1.6m samples each year.

Paul has been instrumental in the establishment, roll-out, management and delivery of COVID-19 diagnostic testing at Enfer since March 2020 and he continues to manage all aspects of Enfer Medical laboratory operations.

Area(s) of Expertises
Laboratory Operations Management
High-throughput diagnostic testing
Technical/Information Technology
Ms. Margaret Buggy
Ms. Margaret Buggy
MSc
QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER
Ms. Margaret Buggy
Ms. Margaret Buggy
Area(s) of Expertises
Laboratory Quality System Management
IS0 certification
Process & Team Management
Ms. Margaret Buggy
MSc
QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER

Margaret has worked as a Quality Manager in laboratories accredited to ISO17025 for 22 years and successfully maintained INAB accreditation throughout this time. The laboratories involved were in the Microbiological and Chemical testing of Food, Water and Environmental samples, and Animal Disease testing. Margaret leads and manages the operation and development of the laboratory quality management system and engages all laboratory team members in the delivery and embedding of the culture and practices of that system.

In 2021, Margaret led the team at Enfer Medical to successfully undertake their first INAB audit under the ISO15189 standard and accreditation was approved at the INAB Board Meeting on 13th December 2021. Margaret is joined by a team of highly skilled quality assurance specialists.

Area(s) of Expertises
Laboratory Quality System Management
IS0 certification
Process & Team Management
Mr. Tom Tobin
Mr. Tom Tobin
BSc
IT MANAGER
Mr. Tom Tobin
Mr. Tom Tobin
Area(s) of Expertises
Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS)
Systems Integration & interfaces
Laboratory workflows
Mr. Tom Tobin
BSc
IT MANAGER

A graduate of Waterford Institute of Technology, Tom has over 22 years’ experience working in the laboratory diagnostic landscape, spanning the areas of both Information Technology and Quality Management.

Tom’s expertise and focus has been in the area of Laboratory Information Management Systems including successful implementation, roll-out, management and customer interfaces across a number of ISO accredited Laboratories. Tom is supported by a team of highly skilled IT consultants.

Area(s) of Expertises
Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS)
Systems Integration & interfaces
Laboratory workflows
Ms. Dolores Barry
Ms. Dolores Barry
MA
COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR
Ms. Dolores Barry
Ms. Dolores Barry
Area(s) of Expertises
Client Relationships
Finance & Commercial
Strategic Planning
Ms. Dolores Barry
MA
COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR

Dolores’ considerable experience spans the areas of both business and clinical science. Having spent 13 years at Director level working for a successful Irish Entrepreneur, Dolores joined the Irish Hepatitis C Outcomes Research Network (ICORN) in 2014 working with a multidisciplinary team of Infectious Disease Consultants, Hepatologists, Public Health, Scientists, Virologists etc. and overseeing the clinical research programmes/initiatives developed by the Network and Members.

Dolores currently leads the commercial/client services team at Enfer Medical, working collaboratively with clients to deliver a service tailored to their needs and in turn enhancing patient care.

Area(s) of Expertises
Client Relationships
Finance & Commercial
Strategic Planning
Ms Alana Prior
Ms Alana Prior
Msc BSc
Business Development Manager
Ms Alana Prior
Ms Alana Prior
Area(s) of Expertises
Client Relationships
Project Management
Strategic Planning
Ms Alana Prior
Msc BSc
Business Development Manager

Alana is an experienced professional with over 10 years’ experience working within the clinical and pharmaceutical industries. Her background in these sectors has equipped her with a deep understanding of laboratory operations, quality control, and pharmaceutical processes. Working collaboratively with clients, to deliver a service tailored to their needs, Alana places a strong emphasis on delivering excellence for clients and in turn enhancing patient care.

Alana holds a BSc in Biomedical and Biological Science from the National University of Ireland Maynooth and an MSc in Business Management from UCD Smurfit Business School

Area(s) of Expertises
Client Relationships
Project Management
Strategic Planning
Together We Excel
Our Laboratory Management Team

Our Laboratory Management team at Enfer Medical combine their managerial skills and knowledge to ensure the laboratories operate smoothly and efficiently on a day-to-day basis.

Mr. Jonathan Finnegan
Mr. Jonathan Finnegan
MBA
LABORATORY MANAGER
Mr. Jonathan Finnegan
Mr. Jonathan Finnegan
Area(s) of Expertises
Process Design & Optimisation
Effective Communications
Strategic Human Resource Management
Mr. Jonathan Finnegan
MBA
LABORATORY MANAGER

With over 17 years’ experience working in INAB accredited, high throughput diagnostic testing laboratories, Jonathan is an experienced professional with a demonstrated history of leading multiple cross functional teams within accredited Quality Management Systems.

With a key focus on process optimisation, Jonathan moved to Enfer in May 2020 to help establish and automate COVID-19 testing and reporting systems; managing both PCR and Data analysis departments. With a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree from Maynooth University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from The National College of Ireland, Jonathan’s effective operational, communication and strategic management skills have proven central to the success of the HSE COVID-19 project at Enfer Medical.

Area(s) of Expertises
Process Design & Optimisation
Effective Communications
Strategic Human Resource Management
Ms. Ann Reid
Ms. Ann Reid
LABORATORY MANAGER
Ms. Ann Reid
Ms. Ann Reid
Area(s) of Expertises
Quality Control
People Management
Laboratory Workflows
Ms. Ann Reid
LABORATORY MANAGER

Ann has over 21 years’ experience in high throughput, INAB accredited diagnostic laboratories. A graduate of the Institute of Technology Carlow, Ann has worked with the Enfer Group for over 20 years and supported the implementation of national contracts for TSE and BVD.

Ann has played a vital role in the establishment and roll out of the COVID-19 testing strategy at Enfer with key responsibility for the Sample Receipt and Sample Preparation Laboratories.

Area(s) of Expertises
Quality Control
People Management
Laboratory Workflows
Ms. Susan Wall
Ms. Susan Wall
BSc
HEALTH & SAFETY MANAGER
Ms. Susan Wall
Ms. Susan Wall
Area(s) of Expertises
Health & Safety Management
Laboratory Management
GDPR Compliance
Ms. Susan Wall
BSc
HEALTH & SAFETY MANAGER

Susan has worked as a Laboratory Manager in laboratories accredited to ISO17025 for over 17 years, leading on and managing the laboratory operations. With a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc. Hons) degree from Maynooth University, Certificate in Health Safety and Welfare at Work and Professional Diploma in GDPR from UCD, Susan is now also studying for her BSc (Hons) in Occupational Safety and Health Management from ATU.

In 2022, Susan was appointed as the Health and Safety Manager for the Enfer Group. Susan has a strong interest in Biosafety and Biosecurity and is an Affiliate member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health and a member of European Biosafety Association.

 

Area(s) of Expertises
Health & Safety Management
Laboratory Management
GDPR Compliance
Dr. Kevin Marron
Dr. Kevin Marron
BSc, PhD, FIBMS
PRINCIPAL CLINICAL SCIENTIST
Dr. Kevin Marron
Dr. Kevin Marron
Area(s) of Expertises
Reproductive Health
Haematology
Biochemistry
Laboratory Management
Dr. Kevin Marron
BSc, PhD, FIBMS
PRINCIPAL CLINICAL SCIENTIST

Kevin Marron is our Principal Clinical Scientist here at Enfer Medical and leads our Haematology division.  A fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Science, he gained his PhD in cardiac immunohistochemistry from Imperial College London in 1996.  From 2008 to 2022, Kevin was Laboratory Manager at one of Ireland’s largest IVF Clinics, co-ordinating clinical testing for the Sims Group of Clinics.  He introduced AMH testing to Ireland in 2011 which has been pivotal in the investigation of reproductive health, usurping both FSH and LH in its diagnostic utility.  A flow cytometry specialist, he has published several top tier articles on the subject of immune mediate pregnancy failure and recently a book chapter in “50 big debates in reproductive medicine”.

Area(s) of Expertises
Reproductive Health
Haematology
Biochemistry
Laboratory Management
Together We Excel
Our Clinical Team

Enfer’s Medical Directors have overall responsibility for the operation and direction of the clinical service at Enfer Medical. Our Medical Directors are responsible for and oversee the clinical, scientific, advisory and educational activities relevant to all services provided. Their leadership is focused on responding to the needs of customers and delivering an exceptional and personalised service ensuring the patient gets the care they deserve.

They are supported by an experienced team of fellow clinical consultants, external expert advisors and professionals at management and board level to provide a quality focused medical laboratory in keeping with ISO15189.

Dr. Rosemary Curran
Dr. Rosemary Curran
MB BCh NUI MRC Path
MEDICAL DIRECTOR
Dr. Rosemary Curran
Dr. Rosemary Curran
Area(s) of Expertises
Clinical Microbiology
Infection Control & Prevention
Antimicrobial Stewardship
Dr. Rosemary Curran
MB BCh NUI MRC Path
MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Dr Rosemary Curran is a medical graduate and clinical microbiologist and joined Enfer Medical in October 2023. With extensive experience in clinical microbiology in both the public and private sectors, Dr Curran has worked in Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. She has a special interest in diagnostic clinical microbiology particularly molecular diagnostic microbiology and near-patient testing and experience in acute patient care infection control and antimicrobial stewardship.

Dr Curran believes a good quality management system, communication and customer service underpin an excellent diagnostic microbiology service.

Area(s) of Expertises
Clinical Microbiology
Infection Control & Prevention
Antimicrobial Stewardship
Prof. Carel le Roux
Prof. Carel le Roux
MBChB, MSC, FRCP, FRCPath, PhD
CONSULTANT CHEMICAL PATHOLOGIST
Prof. Carel le Roux
Prof. Carel le Roux
Area(s) of Expertises
Chemical Pathology
Metabolic Medicine
Leadership
Prof. Carel le Roux
MBChB, MSC, FRCP, FRCPath, PhD
CONSULTANT CHEMICAL PATHOLOGIST

Professor Carel le Roux graduated from medical school in Pretoria South Africa, completed his specialist training in metabolic medicine at St Bartholomew’s Hospitals and the Hammersmith Hospitals. He obtained his PhD from Imperial College London where he later took up a faculty position. He moved to University College Dublin for the Chair in Chemical Pathology and Metabolic Medicine and he is now a Director of the Metabolic Medicine Group.

Professor le Roux also holds the position of Professor of Metabolic Medicine at Ulster University and Extra-ordinary Professor of Chemical Pathology at University of Pretoria. He currently coordinates an Innovative Medicine Initiative project on obesity. He previously received a President of Ireland Young Researcher Award, Irish Research Council Laurate Award, Clinician Scientist Award from the National Institute Health Research in the UK, and a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Fellowship for his work on how the gut talks to the brain.

Area(s) of Expertises
Chemical Pathology
Metabolic Medicine
Leadership
Dr. Saad Ahmed
Dr. Saad Ahmed
MBBS, MD, MRCPI, FRCPath
CONSULTANT HAEMATOLOGIST
Dr. Saad Ahmed
Dr. Saad Ahmed
Area(s) of Expertises
Clinical and Laboratory Haematology
Clinical Research
Leadership
Dr. Saad Ahmed
MBBS, MD, MRCPI, FRCPath
CONSULTANT HAEMATOLOGIST

Dr. Saad Ahmed joined Enfer Medical in November 2023. He is a Consultant in Clinical and Laboratory Haematology with special interest in Haemostasis and Thrombosis. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (UK). His role is to oversee the haematology diagnostic services and to provide clinical advice and laboratory quality assurance.

Saad completed his Haematology Specialist Training in Ireland and has worked as a Consultant Haematologist in Ireland since 2019. He completed his MD in Haematology in the Royal College of Surgeons in 2020. Saad is actively involved in medical education for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, clinical research, and multinational clinical trials.

Area(s) of Expertises
Clinical and Laboratory Haematology
Clinical Research
Leadership
Together We Excel
Our Expert Advisors

Together with our Clinical Team, our external expert advisors provides key influences to the shape and strategic direction of the Company and supports us in delivering our vision and mission for our clients and their patients.

Dr. Tony Holohan
Dr. Tony Holohan
CHAIR - MEDICAL ADVISORY BOARD
Dr. Tony Holohan
Dr. Tony Holohan
Area(s) of Expertises
Public Health
Policy Development
Leadership
Dr. Tony Holohan
CHAIR - MEDICAL ADVISORY BOARD

Dr. Tony Holohan is Chair of the Enfer Medical Advisory Board. In his former role as Ireland’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Tony successfully led the country’s national response to COVID-19, creating public confidence and engagement, and ultimately helping to save lives.

Since graduating as a doctor and specialising in public health, Tony has spent his career working to bring about meaningful change and long-term better healthcare for the Irish people. As Deputy CMO, Tony played a leading role in reshaping Ireland’s cancer services.

As CMO, he led the delivery of the ambitious cross-sectoral Healthy Ireland Initiative and went on to work extensively on policy development in areas such as cancer control, patient safety and quality, prevention, reproductive health, primary care, health information and health technology assessment.

Tony’s stewardship of the public health response to the pandemic earned him wide respect for his leadership, agility and resilience. Ireland was reported by The Lancet in March 2022 as having one of the lowest excess mortality rates globally during the pandemic, and one of the highest uptakes of COVID-19 vaccination in the world.

Having stepped down as CMO in July 2022, today Tony is a Board Member of the Irish Hospice Foundation, and Adjunct Full Professor of Public Health at University College Dublin (UCD). He advises a number of leading companies in the healthcare sector.

Area(s) of Expertises
Public Health
Policy Development
Leadership
Professor Colm Bergin
Professor Colm Bergin
MD, FRCPI, FRCP(Ed), FIDSA, FFSEM. FFPHMI, DLQ
EXTERNAL EXPERT ADVISOR
Professor Colm Bergin
Professor Colm Bergin
Area(s) of Expertises
Infectious Diseases
Sexual Health
Clinical Research
Professor Colm Bergin
MD, FRCPI, FRCP(Ed), FIDSA, FFSEM. FFPHMI, DLQ
EXTERNAL EXPERT ADVISOR

Prof. Colm Bergin is a Consultant Physician in Infectious Diseases, St James’s Hospital, Dublin and Professor in Infectious Diseases at Trinity College Dublin. He is Chair, Antimicrobial Stewardship Programme, St James’s Hospital and is Joint Lead, National Infectious Diseases Clinical Programme, Health Service Executive.

Prof. Bergin has clinical and research expertise in chronic viral infections and their treatment outcomes, health services research with particular interests in complications associated with HIV-HCV co-infection, health-related outcomes, medical education, clinical trials and pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment interventions. He developed the clinical specialty of Infectious Diseases at SJH and integrated the specialty with the previously established Department of GU Medicine. He has lead the political advocacy to establish the field of social inclusion health and in advocating for patients from underserved and disadvantaged populations. In March 2020 Professor Bergin was invited to become a member of the National Crisis Management Team (NCMT), HSE and in April 2020 joined the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET), Department of Health (DoH). Professor Bergin was appointed as foundation National Clinical Lead, Infectious Diseases, HSE in March 2020.

Area(s) of Expertises
Infectious Diseases
Sexual Health
Clinical Research
Case Study
Trusted by the HSE to address the significant volumes of COVID-19 testing, Enfer’s world class diagnostic facility and highly skilled team has provided a highly efficient 24-hour turnaround testing service, ensuring the HSE could monitor infection rates in close to real time.
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COVID-19 Testing
Throughout the pandemic, the facility operated on a 24-hour basis, 7 days a week and to date, Enfer has provided over 5 million patients tests for SARS-CoV-2 RNA, becoming the largest COVID-19 testing laboratory in Ireland.
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