Mr. O'Brien has served as a member of the Evofem Biosciences board of directors since January 2018. He served as the Director General of Ireland's Health Service Executive, or HSE. an organization responsible for the provision of health and personal social services for the residents of Ireland from July 2012 to May 2018. Prior to his role as Director General, Mr. O'Brien was the Chief Operating Officer of the Department of Health's Special Delivery Unit and a member of the Department's Management Board. Mr. O’Brien previously served as Director of Clinical Strategy and Programs in the HSE and Chief Executive Officer of the National Treatment Purchase Fund.
Mr. O'Brien served as Chief Advisor to the HSE on the implementation of the National Cancer Control Strategy, Project Director for the National Plan for Radiation Oncology and is a former Chairman of the National Cancer Registry Board. Mr. O'Brien was the founding Chief Executive Officer of the National Cancer Screening Service from 2007 to May 2011, Director of BreastCheck, CervicalCheck and an Associate and Interim Director of the National Cancer Control Programme. Prior to joining the HSE, Mr. O'Brien served as Chief Executive of the Irish Family Planning Association and as the Chief Executive of the UK Family Planning Association.
Mr. O'Brien is a Council Member and Associate Faculty Member of the Irish Management Institute, a former Member of the Healthy Ireland Council and a Chartered Director of the Institute of Directors in Ireland. Mr. O’Brien also currently serves as a director and owner of Global Leadership And Governance Solutions Limited, a private limited company organized in the Republic of Ireland. Mr. O'Brien also holds a Master of Sciences in Management Practice from Trinity College, University of Dublin. Mr. O'Brien is Adjunct Assistant Professor in Health Strategy and Management at Trinity College Dublin.