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Mary Connaughton, Director of CIPD Ireland

Mary Connaughton is Director of CIPD Ireland and is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute. She is passionate about developing people and workplaces to be at their best, and is leading the development and contribution of the HR profession in Ireland, and how it adapts and champions better work and working lives.

Mary has a wealth of HR experience having previously headed up HR Development services in Ibec, where she worked with leaders on the development of HR practices.

She started her career as a Psychologist in the civil service, and then worked on training and development interventions in FAS and Bank of Ireland Life, before moving into consulting where she worked across the public and private sectors on strategic HR and leadership development initiatives.