Mary Connaughton

Mary Connaughton 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 works on championing better work and working lives in a complex changing world.

Mary has a wealth of HR experience in her background, engaging with companies on the strategic people agenda, HR practice and organisation development. Previously she headed up HR Development at Ibec, consulted widely with large and small organisations, held organisation development roles with the Bank of Ireland Life and Emerge Consulting, as well 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, and leads out on CIPD’s HR Awards in Ireland.

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