Public Sector Women in Leadership Conference (1)
14th November
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin

Sinéad Gibney

Chief Commissioner, Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission

Chief Commissioner Sinéad Gibney leads the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, having been appointed by President Michael D. Higgins in July 2020. Sinéad was the inaugural Director of the Commission between 2014 and 2016. Prior to this she built and led Google Ireland’s corporate social responsibility function, Social Action. Sinéad has also worked for herself for a number of years, providing training, consultancy and media production to a range of organisations in the civil society and public sectors.

Sinéad is a lifelong learner with an undergraduate degree in History from University of Ulster and four postgraduate qualifications in the topics of IT& Education, Cyberpsychology, Equality Studies and Human Rights Law. She is currently studying German. She is a former chair of the board of One Family and has served on a number of other boards, including Digital Charity Lab, Victims’ Rights Alliance, and the EU’s Responsible Research & Innovation industry advisory group.

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