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Ann Doherty

CEO, Cork City Council (invited)

In September 2014, Ann Doherty was appointed Chief Executive of Cork City Council where she is responsible for the strategic leadership and successful direction of an organisation that employs over 1500 staff and is the city’s only organisation, as provided for in law, that represents, leads and serves the communities of Cork City. In 2019, she oversaw the largest local authority boundary extension in the history of the state with Cork City growing to five times its previous size. This historic expansion of the city has enabled Cork City Council to plan for a city of sustainable urban growth and realise its potential as a city of scale. An experienced business leader with over 3 decades in senior management roles in Ireland and the UK, Ann has been responsible for the implementation of 

transformative programmes to deliver change and operational success in large public sector organisations including the Health Service Executive (Ireland) and the National Health Service (UK). Ann holds an MBA and is a Chartered Director. In 2014, along with 25 other women, Ann was awarded as one of Ireland’s Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network. Ann is leading on significant regeneration schemes of Cork City and on the City’s response to climate action. 

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