Averil Power Appointed CEO of Asthma Society
15th August 2016
The Asthma Society of Ireland has appointed Averil Power as its new CEO, effective immediately.
Averil is a former Senator, government adviser and President of Trinity College Dublin Students Union. She has a Degree in Business, including non-profit management, from Trinity College Dublin and a Diploma in Law from the Kings Inns.
Averil Power said, “I am honoured to be joining the dynamic and committed team at the Asthma Society. As an asthmatic myself, I know how important the Society’s work is. I was hospitalised several times as a student due to ineffective management of my condition and the prohibitively high cost of preventative medication. While I now have my asthma under control, I remember how frightening those attacks were and I think it is shocking that over fifty people die every year in Ireland from preventable asthma attacks. The Asthma Society is working hard to change this through its health promotion, advocacy and research programmes and its Adviceline. I look forward to working with the ASI team to strengthen these programmes and ensure everyone with asthma can live full lives, symptom-free.”