The Director General

Patrick Ahern 

Patrick manages the day to day operations of the EHPM office and works with EHPM’s working groups and board to develop EHPM input into EU policy development.

Patrick has over 13 years experience in EU Affairs across a wide range of policy areas.  Patrick's career in Brussels includes trade association, consultancy and in-house corporate government affairs. Patrick’s expertise in food issues has been gained through experience working with a leading international nutrition company and a leading EU affairs consultancy. Patrick has BA in European Studies and Spanish from University College Cork and a Masters in European Integration from the University of Limerick. An English native speaker, Patrick also speaks Spanish and some French.



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EHPM represents the interests of specialist health product manufacturers and distributors in Europe. It works towards developing an appropriate regulatory framework throughout the EU for its members' products, and promotes industry best practices for product quality and safety.

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