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Anne Barrington

Anne Barrington was appointed in 2018 as Special Envoy of the Government of Ireland for Ireland’s successful UN Security Council Campaign for the term 2021-22.  This followed a 40+ year career as a civil servant and diplomat.  Her last posting abroad was as Ambassador to Japan from 2014 to 2018.  Anne was Joint Secretary in the North-South Ministerial Council based in Armagh, Ambassador to Tanzania, Kenya and Burundi and served in Ireland’s Embassy in Washington DC, the Consulate General of Ireland and Ireland’s Permanent Mission to the UN, both in New York.  When in Dublin Anne’s positions included Director General Europe Division 2011-2014. She also served for two years in the Department of the Taoiseach (prime minister’s office) and was seconded as the Director of the National Forum on Europe. Anne currently chairs the Governance Board of Cúram a Centre for Research in Medical Devices at the National University of Ireland at Galway,  she is on  the board of Ó Cualann Cohousing Alliance, Literature Ireland, Suas and is an advisor to TCAS.