SPEAKER

Anne O’Leary

Anne O’Leary was appointed CEO of Vodafone Ireland in February 2013, having spent five years as Enterprise Director. She joined Vodafone from BT Ireland where she was Managing Director for six years and was previously Regional Director with Esat Telecom. As CEO of Vodafone, Anne is committed to continued investment in Ireland’s telecommunications infrastructure, resulting in Vodafone's nationwide rollout of 4G and most recently the launch of 5G. She is also overseeing SIRO, Vodafone’s joint venture with the ESB, who are investing €450m in the roll out of high-speed fibre broadband across Ireland. Additionally, Anne is driving the gigabit society agenda in Ireland– with the explicit goal of access for everyone to 1 gigabit broadband speed. Equality of connectivity and the benefits that digital brings will change how everyone in Ireland lives, works and plays. A Cork native, Anne has long championed wellbeing, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. This has positioned Vodafone as an employer of choice in Ireland and help them achieve the Business Working Responsibly mark. Anne has served as President of Dublin Chamber and is currently Chair of Irish charity, GOAL. Anne joins the Board of South Africa’s Vodacom and the Board of Greencore in January 2021.

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