Having experience of Community, Hospital and
International pharmacy practice, our professionally led team brings a level of reassurance and added
value to our clients, ensuring that individual needs are met efficiently and to the highest
Leonora OBrien MPSI
- Founder & CEO -
Leonora has 16 years’ experience in pharmacy practice, policy development and regulatory affairs
at a national and EU level.
Past roles include working as Pharmacy Governance and Professional Development Consultant for
the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (PSI) and as
Superintendent Pharmacist of the Unicare/DocMorris group. She has also worked in the pharmacy
sector across 8
European countries and has been the lead pharmacist on the development and implementation of
standards and anti-counterfeit programmes. Leonora has won numerous national and international
awards for pharmacy practice
and innovation and was named as the Top Digital Health Influencer in Ireland in 2013.
- Chief Commercial Officer -
Daniel joined Pharmapod in 2018 bringing a wealth of experience with him. A fluent speaker
in both French and English, he has over 20 years international experience in the healthcare
sector and has a master’s degree in Healthcare Informatics. His international leadership experience
is rooted in scaling commercial healthcare organizations serving the acute care, retail, and
community care industries. His has successfully grown both start up and enterprise organizations
holding senior executive roles in the areas of sales, marketing, customer success and operations.
Anne Keogh FCCA
- Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operations Officer -
Anne was the President of ACCA Ireland in 2014 and 2015. As a qualified accountant, Anne has
incredible knowledge in best practice in all areas. She was part of the management team that
small online hotel reservation business (NeedaHotel.com) to a €100m turnover in 6 years. Anne
Non-Executive Director of Adare PLC for over 5 years. She has been a member of the Media Cube
Advisory Board of Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design, and Technology for several years. Anne
held roles in Finance, Operations, IT, and HR from all levels, including Managing Director
- Chief Technology Officer -
Brendan is a highly experienced executive, with almost twenty year’s experience working in start-up
environments. After graduating in 1994, with a degree in Electronic Engineering from DCU, he started
his career as a software developer. In 2003, he was part of the founding team at AdaptiveMobile. He
was involved with every aspect of the business, including fund raising, R&D, partnerships, sales and
strategy. Before he joined Pharmapod as CTO, he worked as a consultant, where he built up expertise
in software-asa- service, continuous delivery, lean UX, mobile development and blockchain technology.
During this time, he also advised Huawei on product strategy.
Paul Fahey MPSI
- Business Development Officer -
Paul is a qualified pharmacist and health informatics expert and is a
well-known figure in the pharmacy sector, having served as the President of the Pharmaceutical
Society of Ireland from 2011-2013. Paul has been a pharmacy owner for 25 years and has completed
an MSc. in Health Informatics from Trinity College Dublin.
- National Sales Manager -
David has joined Pharmapod with over 20 years sales experience gained in the UK Pharmacy
David has gained sales qualifications from the Institute of Sales and Marketing Management
(ISMM) and employs a consultative, collaborative approach to sales.
David has used this partnership approach with some of the biggest names in UK pharmacy and has
experience of delivering tailored software solutions with a focus on business and revenue
benefits for the customer.
- Sales Executive -
Lizzie has joined the Pharmapod team with over 8 years experience in the UK Pharmacy Software
Coming from an Incident and Service Management background, Lizzie truly understands the
requirements for continual learning, root cause analysis and improvements.
Over the years, she has built relationships with pharmacies, from independents to the larger
groups and through these, has gleaned a great understanding of what's needed to assist in their
day to day business.
- Customer Success Manager -
Michelle has an MSc in Marketing Communications and Advertising from
Kingston University London. She has previous experience in both marketing and sales. As the
customer success manager Michelle facilitates customer relationships at all stages of their
lifecycle. She also manages the Pharmapod brand to ensure Pharmapod is the leading company for
pharmacists in patient safety.
Shane O'Driscoll MPSI MBA
- Healthcare Project Manager -
Shane is a qualified pharmacist with over ten years’ experience in
community pharmacy. He received his MBA from Smurfit School of Business and went on to work as
a management consultant, focusing of healthcare strategy development in the public and private
sector with a particular interest in healthcare governance and patient safety.
Sinead McCool MPSI
- Hospital Pharmacy Liaison -
Sinead has qualifications in both clinical pharmacy and education.
She has undertaken a variety of roles across many different sectors including regulation,
continuing professional education and development along with a range of posts in the hospital
She has an ongoing commitment to patient care and driving excellence in pharmacy practice.
- Senior Software Engineer -
Tomasz is a qualified Software Engineer and Linux/Unix system
administrator with over 15 years of experience in building software products and applications.
He has expertise in Cloud computing, SaaS technologies and high-traffic web applications.
- Senior Software Engineer -
Bartlomiej is a skilled Software Engineer with 18 years of experience
in design and building software systems and project management. He is an expert in data
management software systems, web, mobile and multimedia applications.
Mary Rose Burke MPSI
- Board -
Mary Rose is CEO of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce, having recently
served as Director of Strategy, International & Corporate Affairs at Ibec (Irish Business and
Employers Confederation). In the past, Mary Rose also served as Director of Pharmacy and
Superintendent Pharmacist of Boots Ireland. Mary Rose was also a Council Member of the
Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland between 2006 - 2007 and is actively involved in Chambers
Paddy Digan MPSI
- Board -
Paddy is a Pharmacist and an investor with extensive experience in
business strategy, financial restructuring and corporate governance. He has been a pharmacy
owner and Superintendant Pharmacist and has also held non-executive directorships in United Drug
and Amdipharm Limited.
Raj Patel MBE MRPharmS
- Board -
Raj has been awarded the MBE by Her Majesty the Queen, for his services to pharmacy in 2013.
He has been elected as President of the Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union (PGEU) to
serve from 2017- 2018.
Raj has served on the boards of the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee and the
National Pharmacy Association (NPA) in the UK where he served as the chairman in 2006.
He is also a non-executive director of NPA Insurance Company and on the External Advisory Board
at the University of Manchester.
- Board -
Mark has over 25 years technology management and leadership experience
in technology businesses with a particular background in SaaS and Cloud technologies. Mark has
held senior management positions in both Multinationals and early stage companies in the UK, US
and Ireland. Mark has received many national and international awards including the DotNet
visionary award for "Outstanding personal contribution to the technology ecosystem".
- Board -
Blake Hanna is the Individual Director–Health Informatics on the CPhA
Board of Directors. Blake has 40 years of business and information technology experience. He
completed a BSc at the University of Victoria and a Master’s in Business Administration from the
University of British Columbia. Prior to his retirement, Blake was a Partner and Managing
Director at Accenture, where he held various senior leadership roles during his 30-year career –
including operational and P&L responsibility for one of Accenture’s largest IT and BPO
outsourcing contracts. He has hands-on experience in leading and delivering large scale,
technology-driven change programs to clients in the Canada, the US and Europe. Blake has served
private sector clients in industries including banking, insurance, capital markets,
telecommunications, energy and natural resources. His public-sector experience includes large
government-owned utilities, US and Canadian hospitals, public health authorities, welfare and
human services, and workplace safety / workers’ compensation agencies. Blake has assisted health
authorities in two Canadian provinces with multi-billion dollar transformation programs
involving the planning and implementation of market-leading clinical information system
Blake also serves as a Director on other not-for-profit Boards and is an Adjunct Professor at
the Sauder School of Business where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in business
strategy, consulting and information technology. He currently runs his own consulting practice
that assists clients in the public and private sectors achieve improved outcomes from new and
innovative applications of information technology.