Philip Watt

Philip has been CEO of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland since 2009 and has worked to overhaul CF services in Ireland and to promote access to new and innovative therapies.

Philip is currently chairperson of the Irish Donor Network (IDN) which has been active in advocating for higher donor and transplant rates and in changing the organ donor consent approach in Ireland. He is also Chair of the Rare Disease Taskforce and is author of a wide range of books and articles on social policy, poverty and equality issues.

Originally from Belfast, Philip is a graduate of TCD and the University of Ulster and is the author of the Irish Government’s National Action Plan against Racism (2005-2008), he was coordinator of the national focal point in Ireland for the EU Fundamental Rights Agency based in Vienna (2008) and was CEO of the National Consultative Committee on Racism and Interculturalism (NCCRI) from 1998 to 2007.  

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