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.
Actor and Activist
TV Sports Pundit + Positive Mental Health Advocate
Author ‘Humanology’ – A Scientist’s Guide to Our Amazing Existence’
Creator of ‘The Critter Shed’
CEO of the Irish Social Enterprise Network
Digital Innovator and Implementor, CEO of Digital Doddle and Co–founder of Tech for Good Dublin.
Activist & Environmentalist
Founder, We Make Good Happen
Visualisation Facilitator / Graphic Recorder
Founder and CEO of the World Health Innovation Summit
Professor of Geology, TCD
Co–Founder The Good Summit
Co–Founder The Good Summit, Founder Youthspirit. Chaplain In Residence Trinity College Dublin
Ireland Correspondent at Sky News
Digital Strategy & Diversity Ambassador
CEO – Social Innovation Fund Ireland