Pat Ward - Professional Biography

Pat Ward is Head of Corporate Services at Dublin Port Company. He is a member of the Executive Management Team with responsibility for employee relations, human resources, communications and cruise tourism. He has 10 years' experience as a Senior Trade Union Offcial representing workers across road, rail, air and broadcasting sectors. He is a former board member of the Dublin Dun Laoghaire Education and Training Board and a previous governing body member of the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown. Pat studied Law and the Practice of Industrial Relations at SIPTU College and has recently completed an MBA at Dublin City University.

'Creating and maintaining a safer place to work is no longer a nice thing to do, the legal requirements and consequences for non-compliance affects Senior Executives and Board Members, custodial sentences, signifcant fnes amongst other penalties are provided for in the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005.'