Former Minister for Health and Children
Independent Company Director

After retiring from politics in 2011, Former Tánaiste Mary Harney completely re-imagined her career. She is now the director of a number of private companies in pharmaceutical, healthcare, technology and financial services sectors. She provides advisory services to a range of companies in theses sectors. She also undertakes speaking engagements, particularly in a business context.

Chancellor of University of Limerick
Biocon (Asia’s largest biopharmaceutical plc with its HQ in Bangalore, India –
Euro Insurances (Owned by Leaseplan Corporation and specialising in motor insurance –
Diona Technology (an Irish headquartered technology company developing mobility solutions for the
Social Security and Services IT market –
European Board of Vital Voices (supporting women leaders worldwide)
Chair of Pharmed Ltd. - Healthcare service provider in Ireland and the UK
Brindley Healthcare - a company providing residential nursing and home care in Ireland
University of Limerick Foundation

She won European awards as employment minister & for promoting science and innovation.
President of EU Council of Ministers during Irish Presidency.
Member of International Women’s Forum.
Was the youngest member of the Senate and the longest serving female member of Dail Eireann (Irish Parliament)
First woman leader of an Irish political party.