MEG welcomes Leonora O’Brien as an esteemed Board Advisor

7 February 2024:

Tech entrepreneur Leonora O’Brien joins MEG as a strategic advisor for international expansion of its healthcare quality management software.

MEG, a leading provider of cloud-based healthcare quality management software, is proud to announce the addition of tech entrepreneur Leonora O’Brien to its advisory board. Ms O’Brien, a renowned figure in the Irish technology and healthcare sectors, will play a pivotal role in guiding MEG’s international expansion efforts.

With a remarkable track record in scaling software solutions across the globe, particularly in the North American and European markets, Leonora O’Brien brings invaluable expertise to MEG. As the former CEO of Pharmapod, she led the company to dominate over 65% of the market share in Canada, with corporate clients including industry giants like Pillpack by Amazon and CareRx.

Kerrill Thornhill, Founder and CEO of MEG, expressed enthusiasm about Leonora’s appointment, saying, “With her leadership qualities and infectious enthusiasm for healthcare, Leonora is a great fit for MEG and has already struck up a great rapport with the team.  Her experience founding and scaling a SAAS company in North America will be invaluable in helping MEG to become a global leader in healthcare quality management”.

Richard Watson, Managing Partner, Furthr VC, a prominent MEG board member and an influential figure in the Irish venture capital industry, also shared his thoughts on Leonora’s addition to the advisory board: “We are excited to welcome Leonora O’Brien to the MEG team. Her outstanding track record in healthcare technology and strategic vision align perfectly with our goals, reflecting our confidence in her ability to make a big impact on our international expansion.”

Leonora also expressed her excitement at joining MEG: “I am delighted to join the MEG team on their mission to improve healthcare quality internationally. The team’s agility, domain expertise, and MEG’s highly configurable software are helping drive strong partnerships and organisational momentum for its valued clients”.

Leonora O’Brien has served on several boards, including the Technology Ireland Board and the National Maternity Hospital Foundation. She also holds the position of Jury President for the European region in the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards, underlining her commitment to promoting diversity and innovation in business and STEM fields. Moreover, she serves as a Lead Entrepreneur for Going for Growth, a program that supports female founders in Ireland.

Leonora’s contributions to technology, entrepreneurship, and healthcare innovation have garnered numerous awards, including the WMB Woman in Technology Award, the Business Woman of the Year Award (Irish Women’s Awards), and the Tatler Woman of the Year Award for Entrepreneurship.

As MEG continues its expansion into international markets, Leonora’s expertise in health tech and strategic partnerships will be invaluable in fortifying the company’s position as a leader in healthcare quality, compliance, and safety management technology.

About MEG:

MEG is a pioneering provider of cloud-based quality management systems for healthcare. Its suite of integrated mobile/cloud-based tools empowers healthcare providers to manage quality of care, safety events, risk, and compliance across multiple sites, with data centralised on one platform. Trusted by hospitals in over 20 countries, MEG stands at the forefront of healthcare quality management. For more information, visit

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