Cathriona Hallahan, Chairperson of Beats Medical

7th December 2021

Posted In: So In Demand

Cathriona Hallahan, one of Ireland’s most recognised female executives, recently announced that she will become Chairperson of the Board of Beats Medical. Cathriona, who was instrumental in Microsoft’s growth in Ireland, had served as Managing Director of the tech giant’s Irish operations over the past 8 years, stepping down in recent months.

Beats Medical, founded by Irish Entrepreneur Ciara Clancy in 2012, has achieved international acclaim for their technology which tailors treatments to people with neurological conditions. The company are best known for their Parkinson’s App which helps people with the condition in over 30 countries to manage their symptoms independently from home, and for their app for children with Dyspraxia, which achieved nationwide reimbursement coverage through a partnership with Vhi in 2018.

Cathriona brings a wealth of experience to fast-growing Beats Medical. Aside from her career in Microsoft, she is also a member of a number of boards including employers’ group Ibec, UCD’s advisory board, Irish food company Keelings, and Trinity Business School.

Speaking on the announcement, Cathriona said: “I am looking forward to working with such a dynamic and innovative team in the Digital Therapeutics Industry. Seeing how technology can drive positive outcomes in the health sector is super exciting and I look forward to working with Ciara Clancy and the team to drive growth for the future.”

The move is a significant milestone for the company. Founder and CEO, Ciara Clancy said: “We are delighted to have Cathriona on board. As Beats Medical continues to scale, I am sure that Cathriona’s experience and insights will help us to achieve even more success into the future, creating an even greater impact for people with neurological conditions and rare disease around the world.”