Pat Bennett is recently retired from his post as Chief Officer in Midlands Louth/Meath Community Health Care Organisation HSE. He was previously the Director of Project Lifecourse in National University of Ireland, Galway. Pat also served as Chief Executive of the Adoption Authority of Ireland and previously worked as Chief Executive of the Family Support Agency. Pat was educated at St. Mary’s C.B.S. in Portlaoise. He holds a Diploma in Hospital and Health Services Management from the Health Management Institute, as well as a Masters in Social Science from University College Cork.