Noelle O’ConnellCEO of the European Movement Ireland

Noelle O'Connell was appointed CEO of European Movement Ireland in 2011, Ireland’s longest established Not-for-Profit membership organisation connecting Ireland and Europe. She was also elected a Vice President of European Movement International (encompassing European Movement councils in 34 countries and 38 international associations) in November 2020.

Prior to this, Noelle worked in business development, public affairs, member relations in a variety of sectors and for different bodies in across Europe. She has also worked in the third level sector and has managed significant national and international funding projects (e.g. Interreg, Skillnets, Erasmus+, Europe for Citizens etc.)

Noelle is a voluntary Director of the board of Alliance Française Irlande, and is Chair of University College Cork’s Dublin Alumni Chapter. In 2017, was named a Knight of the National Order of Merit awarded by the French President. In 2019, she was appointed an International Leadership Fellow of Society of Leadership Fellows, St. George’s House, Windsor Castle. A member of the Institute of Directors, she is a Fellow of the Irish Institute of Training and Development and was shortlisted for the Newstalk WMB Social Entrepreneur of the Year and was appointed by the Irish government to be Ireland’s National Citizen Representative at the Conference of the Future of Europe.

She holds a BA Hons from University College Cork, Ireland, a DEUF Diploma from Université de Jean Moulin, Lyon II France, and a MSc in International Relations from the University of Edinburgh and an Executive Business Finance Diploma from the IMI.

She speaks Irish, French and Spanish.

@Noelle_OC @emireland

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