Dr Kara McGannHead of Social Policy, Ibec

Dr Kara McGann is Head of Social Policy at Ibec, Ireland’s largest business representative body. Kara provides strategic advice and support on diversity and inclusion, wellbeing and labour market policy and practices to Ibec member organisations and other stakeholders. This includes the development of tools and guidelines, lobbying at a national and European level and representing business in various fora. She is also a board member of Skillnets, Chair of the Joint Equality Council at ESB, a member of the Governing Authority of DCU and a member of the External Group of Experts of the ECIU University.

Prior to joining Ibec in 2008, Kara worked for a number of years as an organisational psychologist and human resources manager in industry and lectured at undergraduate, postgraduate and executive level. Kara holds a PhD in psychology from UCD, a Master of Business Studies and is also a practicing psychotherapist.

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