Dr Kara McGann

Dr Kara McGann

Head of Social Policy at Ibec

Dr Kara McGann

Dr Kara McGann is Head of Social Policy at Ibec, Ireland’s largest business representative body. Kara provides strategic advice and support on diversity and inclusion, wellbeing and labour market policy and practices to Ibec member organisations and other stakeholders. This includes representing business in various fora, lobbying at a national and European level and the development of tools and guidelines. She is also a board member of Skillnets, Chair of the Joint Equality Council at ESB, a member of the Governing Authority of DCU and a member of the External Group of Experts of the ECIU University.

Prior to joining Ibec in 2008, Kara worked for a number of years as an organisational psychologist and human resources manager in industry and lectured at undergraduate, postgraduate and executive level. Kara holds a PhD in psychology from UCD, a Master of Business Studies and is also a practicing psychotherapist.