Joan is an experienced Board Director, currently serving on the boards of the Irish Aviation Authority and the Port of Cork Company. She was an executive board director for many years in the financial services firm, Davy, where she led the HR function. Joan is an experienced HR leader who has held strategic roles guiding organisations through periods of change, restructuring, acquisitions and expansion programmes.
During her career, she has worked in a range of industries from microelectronics manufacturing to builders’ merchants, where she had responsibility for HR and health and safety.
Joan holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, an MBS in HR, a Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety from UCD along with a Diploma in Corporate Governance. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and a Member of the Institute of Directors.