Orla Coughlan

Country Director – Ireland

Orla is an International Human Resource Executive operating at C- Suite level in Europe, US and Asia. Over the past 25 years she has teamed with business leaders in multi-cultural, global markets, focussing on acquiring and growing businesses, in both consumer and enterprise technology. Her previous roles include, EMEA HR Director at HP, Global Vice President HR at Activision Blizzard, and most recently Chief Human Resources Director at eir in Ireland. On leaving eir she joined CDP with responsibility for our Irish business, and is also a founder of The Riasc Partnership – which works with a range of Entrepreneurial Companies and Not for Profit organisations on business, organisation strategy. Orla is also a well known advocate for the role of Women in Business and is a member of the Steering Committee of 30% Club Ireland. A Psychology and Economics Graduate from UCC, Orla also has a Diploma in Executive Coaching from IMI.

‘Having worked in both high growth and start up companies, I have seen the significant financial and market impact of developing, and retaining great people. My passion, is enabling the success of businesses through the development of their people and creation of talent/succession plans which allow our clients identify and retain highly valued leaders. My work at CDP enables me to share my experience with our clients to ensure they leverage all of their people and create an environment where everyone can be the best version of themselves’

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