In a career that spanned 37 years in the Irish public service, Julie O’Neill has worked in strategic policy development and implementation in eight Government Departments. She retired from the civil service in 2009 following completion of a seven year term as Secretary General in the Department of Transport and since then she has become an experienced independent non-executive director. Her roles have included:

  • Chair of The Convention Centre Dublin
  • Non-Executive Director of AXA Life Europe
  • Associate Director at Murray Consultants
  • Senior Advisor to the Irish Infrastructure Fund at AMP Capital Investors (UK) Ltd
  • Non-Executive Director of Ryanair Holdings plc
  • Senior Independent Director and Chair of Remuneration Committee of Permanent TSB Plc
    2016 – 2020
  • Non-Executive Director of Permanent TSB Plc
  • Chairperson, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)
    2015 – 2020
  • Chair of the Audit Committee, Trinity College Dublin
    2012 – 2017
  • 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.