Pat Gallagher, Formerly Baxter
Pat Gallagher has 30 years’ experience in various manufacturing and operations roles within blue chip, multi-national healthcare corporations. He joined Abbott in Sligo in 1986 and later served as Plant Manager at its Johannesburg facility in South Africa. He returned to Ireland in 1996 to join Boston Scientific in Galway as Divisional Manufacturing Director and subsequently moved to Baxter in 2002, initially as GM of its manufacturing operations in Ireland and later as Manufacturing Director, EMEA Region and more recently, he served as Global Operations Director for its Sterile Manufacturing Division. He left the multi-national environment at the end of 2016 to set up an advisory/consultancy business focusing on optimisation of business performance, strategic planning & leadership, organisation development, management coaching/mentoring and building management capability, designing & implementing change programmes, improving return on investment, process optimisation and value-stream management techniques.
Pat is a former Chair of the Irish Medical Devices Association and a former member of IBEC’s National Executive Committee.