Fiona Farrell

 

  • About

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Fiona provided global leadership for IRRI’s Human Resource function and was a member of the Institute’s Management Committee.

Her responsibilities focused on originating and leading HR strategies that support an employee-oriented, high performance, and mission-driven culture.

Fiona is an Irish Human Resource specialist. She has a Bachelors Degree in Business Management, a Masters in Management and a second Masters in Sustainable Development. Prior to working in IRRI, Fiona worked with multinational corporations, donor agencies, educational institutions, and international organizations in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.

EXPERTISE

  • Human Resource Management and Development Operations and Strategy
  • Organizational, People and Systems Development
  • Human Resource Governance
  • Development Project Design and Management
  • Global Talent Management

EDUCATION

  • Master of Sustainable Development, Central Queensland University/Australian National University (2006)
  • M.A., Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland (1994)
  • B.Sc. MGMT, Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland (1991)

WORK HISTORY

  • Director (prev. Head), Human Resource Services, IRRI (2008-2014)
  • Human Resource Specialist/Deputy Chief Technical Advisor, United Nations Development Program (UNDP) (2005-2008)
  • Group Head of Human Resources and Administration, the Persequor Group of Companies (2004-2005)
  • Acting Supervisor of Business Faculty, Higher Colleges of Technology (2000-2004)
  • Client Team Support Manager, McKinsey & Company (1998-2000)
  • National Training Manager for the Southern African Region, Sodexho Southern Africa (1997-1998)
  • Technical Advisor, Higher Educational for Development Cooperation (HEDCO), Irish Aid (1994-1996)