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 and CEO FoodCloud
Actor and Activist
President of the Public Affairs and Communications Huawei
Former editor The Guardian newspaper, Principal Lady Margaret Hall Oxford
Digital Strategy & Diversity Ambassador
Provost & President, Trinity College
Chief of Staff at UNFPA (United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency).
Peace Activist. Sport Against Racism, Ireland.
Director of the Yale Centre for Emotional Intelligence
Co–Founder + CEO KeepAppy
Founders What The Hack
Author ‘Humanology’ – A Scientist’s Guide to Our Amazing Existence’
Co–founder – WaytoB
TV Sports Pundit + Positive Mental Health Advocate
Chief Operating Officer, Trinity College Dublin
Founder + Exec Chair, Pulse Learning. Founder, Cycle Against Suicide, I AM HERE
Dean of Research Trinity College, The University of Dublin
Activist & Environmentalist
Chair, World Health Innovation Summit
Social Enterprise ecosystem facilitator
President, Global Situation Room, Inc. Former Director of Global Engagement in Obama White House
Academic Lead, Neurofiles Project
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.
Ambassador at Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disabilities, and Chairman British Irish Association. Former Irish and British & Irish Lions Rugby Union international
Co–Founder | HOUSE of AKI–NA & Portfolio Manager for the One Foundation Dublin.
Creative Director and Co–Founder, A Lust For Life
Singer / Songwriter + multi award winning music producer.
Director, Trinity Access Program – bringing third level education to marginalised young people
The Good Summit Good Hackathon
CEO of the Irish Social Enterprise Network
Assistant Professor School of Religion TCD.
Former Taoiseach of Ireland
Founder: Lets Help Direct Provision
Global Humanitarian Director, World Vision
Author + Community Arts Activist
Inspirational Speaker & coach.
Author, professor and pastor
Mindset + Success Coach
Head of School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College
Director of Trinity Centre for the Environment, Professor of Geology, TCD
Entrepreneur, Consultant, CEO I AM HERE, former international rugby player
Founder, We Make Good Happen
Actor, writer artist and coach.
Founder and CEO of the World Health Innovation Summit
Deputy Director, Trinity Access Programme – bringing third level education to marginalised young people
Chief Advocate of World Vision Australia: ‘Working with governments and corporates for good.’
Professor of Economics, Trinity College Dublin
Co–Founder The Good Summit
Physician and Part–time Associate professor, Trinity College Dublin
Former VP Trinity College + Ethicist, Professor of Ecumenics
Poet and Theologian
Director, UK NHS Mental Health Innovation and Improvement
Founder, One Small Step. Former Ireland and British & Irish Lions rugby player
Co–Founder The Good Summit + Chaplain In Residence Trinity College Dublin
CEO – Rethink Ireland
Ireland Correspondent at Sky News
Founder, Generations Together Ireland
Director, Together for the Common Good
Founder of Blue Labour and Life Peer at House of Lords, Westminster
Head of Marketing, Business in the Community Ireland
Professor of Engineering, Director RICI project
Former President of Irish Methodist Church and General Secretary of Methodist Home Mission Office
Founder and Executive Director of award winning Madlug C.I.C
Bishop of Meath and Kildare. First Anglican female Bishop in Europe.
Co–founder of Rubicon, Documentary Maker, Author
CEO, Diaspora Matters
Lecturer in Islamic Studies, Feminism and Human Rights Trinity College Dublin
Founder of the Good Country, Honorary Professor of Political Science and Author