Lucy Nugent

President European Association of Hospital Managers (EHAM) and Chief Executive of Tallaght University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

Lucy Nugent joined Tallaght University Hospital (TUH), Dublin, as Chief Operations Officer in 2014, moved to the role of Deputy CEO in 2016 and was appointed CEO in January 2019. Prior to joining TUH she worked in Ireland’s Health Service Executive in their Acute Hospitals Division as Head of Quality Assurance & Risk Management, Clinical & Patient Services Manager in the Children’s University Hospital Temple Street. Prior to that she worked in a number of nursing roles as a registered general and children’s nurse. In addition to her nursing qualifications Ms Nugent has an MSc in Healthcare Management (TCD), BSc Nursing Studies (DCU), a Diploma in Infection Control (RCSI), a Diploma in Leadership & Quality in Healthcare (RCPI) and is a recent graduate of the IESE Business School Advanced Management Programme.  She is a Past President of the Health Management Institute of Ireland and has represented it on several committees of the European Association of Hospital Managers and the International Hospital Federation. She is President of the European Association of Hospital Managers (EHAM) and is the first female to hold this position in its 52 year history.