Past Roles

In a career that spanned 37 years in the Irish public service, Julie O’Neill has worked in strategic policy development and implementation in 8 Government Departments.These included:

  • Director of the Irish Museum of Modern Art
  • Member of the Board of Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)
  • Secretary General of the Department of Transport, Ireland
    2002 -2009
  • Secretary General of the Department of Marine & Natural Resources
    2001 – 2002
  • Assistant Secretary at the Department of Tourism, Sport & Recreation
    1997 – 2001
  • Head of the Office of the Tanaiste (Deputy Prime Minister)
    1993 -1997
  • Head of Press, Information and Voluntary & Community Development in the Department of Social Welfare
    1987 – 1993
  • Senior Management and Leadership trainer and facilitator at the Department of Public Service
    1984 – 1987
During her public service career Julie also served as a board member of the Institute of Public Administration, and as a member of the National Economic & Social Council and of the Top Level Appointments Committee.