Rosemary Smyth was appointed to the Board in November 2020. She has extensive experience of working in the healthcare sector, specialising in mental health. She was previously a Director with the Mental Health Commission, the regulatory authority for mental health services in Ireland. She was responsible for the registration of all in-patient mental health facilities, the monitoring of compliance with statutory obligations and the development of standards, rules and codes of practice for specified interventions in accordance with legislation. She has contributed to the development of a range of national health related polices, standards and guidelines. She holds a master’s degree in education, a BSc in Health Services management and is a qualified general and psychiatric nurse.