Michael Dunford

Former Senior Vice President of Human  Resources at Covidien

Michael P. Dunford is the former Senior Vice President of Human Resoucres at Covidien a leading $10 billion global healthcare products company. The business, formerly known as Tyco Healthcare, separated from parent company Tyco International on June 29, 2007.


In this position, Mr. Dunford was 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 Tyco Healthcare in 1999, holding a variety of human resources leadership positions. Prior to joining Tyco Healthcare, 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 is a retired Marine Corps Reserve Officer, a certified compensation professional, and holds a Bachelor’s degree from Boston College and a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management from Lesley University

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