CHAIR: Mary Connaughton

Director, CIPD Ireland

Mary, Fellow CIPD, is the Director of CIPD Ireland where she works on the growth, development and contribution of the HR profession in Ireland. 

With 6,000 members in Ireland, CIPD is working on the future of the profession in a complex changing world.

Mary has a wealth of HR experience in her background, engaging with companies on strategic HR, policy and organisational development initiatives. She headed up HR Development at Ibec, held organisation development roles with Bank of Ireland Life and Emerge Consulting, and starting her career as a Psychologist with the civil service.

Mary represents the Irish HR profession at the European Association of People Management and is on the Boards of the Public Appointments Service and the Retirement Planning Council.