FuSIon Fest Keynote- Deirdre Mortell of Social Innovation Fund Ireland

We’re delighted to announce that our second keynote for FuSIon Fest is Deirdre Mortell, who’ll be bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge to the festival.

Deirdre Mortell is CEO of Social Innovation Fund Ireland. She is also CONNECT’s Social Entrepreneur in Residence. She has twenty years’ experience of changing the world one step at a time. Sometimes by leading and sometimes by contributing in a team setting to delivering high growth or a step change in impact in Ireland’s leading non-profit organisations.

Deirdre has been CEO of ONE Foundation, which made grants of €80 million over 2004-2013 to social change organisations in Ireland and Vietnam, pioneering a venture philanthropy approach. She held senior roles in fundraising & communications in Oxfam Ireland and Northern Ireland, and Barnardos, and has held multiple Board directorships.

Uniting all this is Deirdre’s passion for social change, both globally and locally in Ireland, and the power both of philanthropy, technology, and the ordinary citizen to change things – often faster than we think.

To hear Deirdre speak, in either Derry or Belfast, register here.

Fusion Fest is brought to you by Social Innovation NI in association with the Building Change Trust, supported by the Department for Communities and managed by Innovate-NI.

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