Asheley O’Donoghue is an experienced Human Resource and Organisation Development professional in both industry and higher education sectors. Demonstrated leadership in the design and implementation of equality strategy and associated actions plans to support diversity and a culture of inclusion. Ability to work with diverse stakeholders including senior management, staff and unions to gain active support and commitment for equality initiatives.
Designed and successfully implemented a Leadership Development Programme (attached) and Mentoring Programme (attached) for DIT to develop leadership capability and good management practice. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills that have enabled me to create a vision and shared understanding of the enablers and barriers to equality and diversity in organisations.
Currently Head of Staff Development at DIT proactively supporting the Institute’s Athena SWAN gender audit and the implementation of recommendations of the HEA Expert report on Gender (2016). Contributor to professional and educational fora on equality and inclusion.