Deirdre Mortell is CEO of Rethink Ireland – Ireland’s Social Innovation Fund. She is also Social Entrepreneur in Residence, and a founding Board member of Women for Election. She has twenty years experience of changing the world one step at a time. Sometimes by leading and sometimes by contributing in a team setting to delivering high growth or a step change in impact in Ireland’s leading non–profit organisations.
Deirdre has been CEO of ONE Foundation, which granted 85 million over 10 years in Ireland and Vietnam, she has held senior roles in Oxfam and Barnardos, and held multiple Board directorships, including Chair of Jigsaw. Uniting all this is Deirdre’s passion for social change, both globally and locally in Ireland, and the power to change things often faster than we think.
Former President of Ireland, Chancellor Trinity College University of Dublin
Former Prime Minister of Australia
Executive and Leadership Coach in high Performance and wellbeing. Former professional rugby player.
Co–Founder + CEO KeepAppy
Former editor The Guardian newspaper, Principal Lady Margaret Hall Oxford
President of the Public Affairs and Communications Huawei
Provost & President, Trinity College
Founders What The Hack
Director of the Yale Centre for Emotional Intelligence
Author ‘Humanology’ – A Scientist’s Guide to Our Amazing Existence’
Chief Operating Officer, Trinity College Dublin
Founder + Exec Chair, Pulse Learning. Founder, Cycle Against Suicide, I AM HERE
Activist & Environmentalist
Social Enterprise ecosystem facilitator
Chancellor Dublin City University, former Seanad Senator.
Student, living in Direct Provision
Creator of ‘The Critter Shed’
Digital Innovator and Implementor, CEO of Digital Doddle and Co–founder of Tech for Good Dublin.
Singer / Songwriter + multi award winning music producer.
The Good Summit Good Hackathon
Assistant Professor School of Religion TCD.
CEO of the Irish Social Enterprise Network
Global Humanitarian Director, World Vision
Founder: Lets Help Direct Provision
Author, professor and pastor
Author + Community Arts Activist
Head of School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College
Mindset + Success Coach
Founder, We Make Good Happen
Actor, writer artist and coach.
Founder and CEO of the World Health Innovation Summit
Entrepreneur, Consultant, CEO I AM HERE, former international rugby player
Chief Advocate of World Vision Australia: ‘Working with governments and corporates for good.’
Digital Strategy & Diversity Ambassador
Co–Founder The Good Summit
Former VP Trinity College + Ethicist, Professor of Ecumenics
Poet and Theologian
Co–Founder The Good Summit + Chaplain In Residence Trinity College Dublin
CEO – Rethink Ireland
Ireland Correspondent at Sky News
Director, Together for the Common Good
Founder of Blue Labour and Life Peer at House of Lords, Westminster
Professor of Engineering, Director RICI project