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

Siobhán McKenna

Head of Diversity and Inclusion,

Siobhán is the Head of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion at the Public Appointments Service (, Ireland’s centralised provider of recruitment services across the civil and public service.

Siobhán returned to Dublin in 2021 having spent 20 years in the non-profit and public sectors in London. She worked for 5 years in international development at the Open Society Foundation where she supported the global fight against HIV/AIDS.

In 2009, Siobhán joined City Hall, where she held several roles including Youth Programme Manager, senior Social Policy Advisor to the Mayor of London and Education Programme Manager at London’s Violence Reduction Unit. Siobhán also developed and delivered the workplace equality, diversity and inclusion priorities for the Mayor of London and key front-line public sector organisations within the Mayor’s remit.

Siobhán recently joined the board of Black & Irish, a non-profit organisation that aims to empower and amplify the voice of black and mixed-race Irish people.

Siobhán holds a Batchelors degree in Social Science (International) from UCD and an MPhil in Ethnic and Racial Studies from Trinity College Dublin.

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