Deirdre Mortell is CEO of Social Innovation Fund Ireland. 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
Director of the Yale Centre for Emotional Intelligence
Author ‘Humanology’ – A Scientist’s Guide to Our Amazing Existence’
Founders What The Hack
Founder + Exec Chair, Pulse Learning. Founder, Cycle Against Suicide, I AM HERE
Chief Operating Officer, Trinity College Dublin
TV Sports Pundit + Positive Mental Health Advocate
Activist & Environmentalist
Social Enterprise ecosystem facilitator
Chancellor Dublin City University, former Seanad Senator.
Creator of ‘The Critter Shed’
Digital Innovator and Implementor, CEO of Digital Doddle and Co–founder of Tech for Good Dublin.
The Good Summit Good Hackathon
CEO of the Irish Social Enterprise Network
Author + Community Arts Activist
Author, professor and pastor
Founder, We Make Good Happen
Visualisation Facilitator / Graphic Recorder
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 – Social Innovation Fund Ireland
Ireland Correspondent at Sky News
Founder of Blue Labour and Life Peer at House of Lords, Westminster
Professor of Engineering, Director RICI project