Head, Education, Social and Innovation Policy, Irish Business and Employers Confederation; Chair, Expert Panel on Future Skills Needs
Tony Donohoe is head of education, social and innovation policy in Ibec and chair of the Expert Panel on Future Skills Needs. Following a career in business journalism, Donohoe has worked with the Confederation for over 25 years in a number of roles including publications editor and head of research and information services. He took up his current position in 2006. He is a member of the National Economic and Social Council, Business Europe Social Affairs Committee and the board of the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP). He has also served on the boards of the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland and the Equality Authority. Ibec is the national voice of Irish business and employers, and is the umbrella body for Ireland’s leading business sector groups and associations. It also provides a wide range of services to over 7,000 member businesses, representing over 70% of total private sector employment in Ireland.