Mary joined the CoderDojo Foundation team in June 2014 to take up the role of Global CEO, with responsibility for all of CoderDojo’s Operations & for delivering growth worldwide. CoderDojo currently operates 700+ free of charge coding clubs in 57 countries around the world reaching approximately 35,000 kids & young people aged from 7 to 17 on a regular basis and having reached over 50,000 in the last couple of years.
Previously a Partner at Accenture with 20+ years in lead positions within Accenture including operating at C-level both internally and for Irish and International organisations.
A Law graduate from Trinity College Dublin, Mary is very active in community and business organisations: Board member of both the Dublin Fringe Festival and of the Professional Women's Network. She is also an active member of an number of professional & technology organisations, including; The digital skills working group at IBEC, the Digital Working Group at the Institute of International and European Affairs, the Institute of Directors etc.
She is an author of a range of articles on Technology Trends, Coding, Education, Digital Economy, Improving Business Performance and on Strategic Change Management and has been a Guest Lecturer and speaker on these themes at a number of International Conferences & Institutions e.g. Web Summit, SouthxSouthWest, MozFest, Salesforce World Tour etc.
She has a track record in:
- Operating at C-level, has filled MD, CEO, COO & Talent / HR Director level roles within Accenture and on an interim basis at financial services, professional services and high-tech clients
- Defining & delivering double digit improvement based strategic change programmes with clients in Ireland, UK, EMEA and globally across a range of industries in particular within media, electronics, communications, technology, banking and insurance sectors.
A role model and advocate for Women in Leadership and in Technology, Mary was Accenture's Diversity lead for UK & Ireland and a Global Sponsor of Accenture's Culture Diversity Programme.
In 2014, Mary was awarded as runner up CEO of the Year in the Image Business Awards & as one of the top 100 Women in STEM by Silicon Republic. In 2015, she was awarded as a "Woman of Influence 2015" by Irish Tatler. She secured CoderDojo's listing as a Nominet Trust top global organisation and in Telefonica's Top 100 Educational Innovations. She is also a Failte Ireland Ambassador.