Tim Collins was appointed CEO of the Irish Heart Foundation in August 2017.
A former GP, Tim was Chief Executive at Newstalk, the National radio station, from 2015 to 2017. Prior to this, he was Chief Executive with North West Broadcasting from 2004 to 2015.
Between 1990 and 1997 he acted as Special Advisor to Government Ministers Mary Harney and Brendan Howlin at the Department of Health and the Department of the Environment, before going on to become Director of Public Affairs with Drury Communications until 2003.
He qualified as a barrister in 2005 and in 1983 graduated in medicine from Trinity College Dublin. He completed specialist postgraduate training in general practice before working as a GP in Ireland and Australia. He also served as Vice President of the Irish Medical Organisation.
His education includes qualifying as a barrister from Kings Inns in 2005. In 1983, he graduated in Medicine from Trinity College Dublin and went on to complete postgraduate training in General Practice before working as a GP in Dublin and Sydney until 1988. During that period, he also became Vice President of the Irish Medical Organisation.