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Organisational Chart

RQIA is a non-departmental public body of the Department of Health in Northern Ireland. Our board, consisting of ten members, is responsible to the Health Minister.

Dr Tony Stevens OBE, RQIA's Interim Chief Executive, is responsible to the RQIA Board through the Chair for managing the organisation, and in his role as Accounting Officer reports to the Permanent Secretary of the Department of Health.

Dr Stevens leads RQIA's Executive team:

  • Emer Hopkins, Interim Director of Improvement 
  • Dermot Parsons, Director of Assurance