The 2019 Lineup

Margot Slattery, Global Chief Diversity Officer, Sodexo

Margot Slattery took up her new role as Sodexo’s global chief diversity officer on September 1st, 2019.  Prior to this, she was country president for Sodexo in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Margot will continue to be based in Ireland and will have responsibility for the strategic direction, implementation and alignment of Sodexo’s integrated global diversity and inclusion initiatives. Margot has won numerous awards for her role in supporting diversity and inclusion and women in business and has appeared on the Financial Times’ Top 100 list of OUTstanding LGBT Business Leaders since 2015.

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Oliver Loomes, Country Director, Diageo Ireland

Oliver Loomes is Country Director and Chairman of Diageo Ireland since 2015, overseeing sales of > €0.5Bn across the Island of Ireland.

He is also Chairperson of Alcohol Beverage Federation Ireland (ABFI), representing an industry exporting >€1.5Bn, and sits on the National Council of IBEC.

Oliver has been with Diageo since 1999, progressing through the ranks to Marketing & Innovation Director in 2009 for the Guinness 250th Anniversary celebrations, including the creation of Arthurs Day, which became an annual programme across the globe.

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VIEWPOINT PANEL: Fiona Edwards Murphy

Fiona Edwards Murphy Ph.D., CEO and Co-founder, ApisProtect is among the most widely published authors on Internet of Things and honey bees. ApisProtect is uniquely placed to disrupt a global, well-established industry with robust technology developed by Fiona Edwards Murphy, following her award-winning PhD research at University College Cork, Ireland.

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VIEWPOINT PANEL: Claire McHugh

Claire McHugh is CEO and Co-founder of Axonista, which helps brands reach, connect and engage their audiences, through interactive video storytelling across digital devices. Axonista has offices in Dublin and New York, has customers including QVC, Virgin Media, and the Irish Film Institute, and employs a team of 30 people.

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VIEWPOINT PANEL: Louella Morton

Louella Morton is Co-founder and Executive Director with TestReach, a global provider of online assessment solutions covering the full exam management process. She has over 20 years’ experience in all aspects of creating and growing enterprise software businesses, with specific focus on educational technologies, and in the commercialisation of cutting-edge technology and solutions.

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THE FACILITATOR: Helen Shaw

Helen Shaw has facilitated the WMB Conference & Awards since it started 13 years ago and will join us once again in 2019.

Helen is the founder/M.D. of the award winning digital storytelling agency Athena Media. She became the first woman on the RTÉ executive board when she was appointed to Head RTÉ Radio in 1997 and she project led the launch of RTÉ Lyric fm twenty years ago.

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