Tim Collins joined the Irish Heart as Chief Executive Officer August 2017
A former GP, Special Advisor to Mary Harney and Brendan Howlin and national radio station chief, Mr Collins brings significant media, political and medical experience to the long trusted, national not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the elimination of premature death from heart disease and stroke.
Mr Collins was Chief Executive at Newstalk 106-108FM. Prior to this, he was Chief Executive with North West Broadcasting for more than 10 years (2004-2015) where he led the way on innovative digital and video content solutions to complement local radio.
Between 1990-1997, Tim Collins acted as Special Advisor to Government Ministers Mary Harney and Brendan Howlin at the Department of Health and also The Department of the Environment, before going on to become Director of Public Affairs with Drury Communications until 2003.
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.