Biography

Michael P. Dunford

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Michael P. Dunford is Senior Vice President, Human Resources of Covidien plc, a position he has held since July 2009.

In this position, Mr. Dunford is responsible for Covidien’s global human resources strategies, practices and programs including total rewards, talent development, talent acquisition, HR systems and organizational effectiveness.

Since joining the Company in 1999, Mr. Dunford has held a variety of human resources leadership positions.

Prior to joining Covidien, Mr. Dunford held HR positions of increasing responsibility at Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, including assignments as a specialist in compensation, HR systems and benefits, and as a business partner providing HR support to numerous functions and business units.

A certified compensation professional, Mr. Dunford is a retired U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Officer. He serves on the advisory boards for Year-Up Providence, the Boston Chapter of the Healthcare Business Women’s Association and the AdvaMed Medtech & Biotech Veterans Program. He also serves on the board of the Northeast Human Resources Association. He received a Bachelor’s degree from Boston College and a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management from Lesley University.