Oonagh McPhillips' fellowship focused on empowering her to change the culture of the justice sector in Ireland. With direct responsibility for reform in the Department of Justice & Equality, McPhillips will embed collaboration and openness in the system and establish effective governance and oversight of the agencies that support it. While on fellowship, she studied techniques to lead and sustain long-term change management in government through the evidenced-based data management, innovative public/private partnerships, and talent development initiatives to attract the next generation of leaders into the public sector.


Department of Justice and Equality


Assistant Secretary General, Corporate Affairs

Areas of Interest

Corporate Culture, Innovation, Politics and Government
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Program Year



Multi-Nation Program

Country of Origin


Destination Country

United States