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 management, staffing, HR systems and learning and organizational development.

Mr. Dunford joined Covidien (formerly known as Tyco Healthcare) in 1999, holding a variety of human resources leadership positions. Prior to joining Covidien, he held several HR positions of increasing responsibility at Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, a regional HMO based in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. His experience includes assignments as both a specialist in compensation, HR systems and benefits, and as a business partner providing HR support to numerous functions and business units.

Mr. Dunford, a certified compensation professional, is a retired Marine Corps Reserve Officer. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Boston College (Massachusetts) and a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management from Lesley University (Massachusetts).