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Yvonne Connolly

CEO Ireland

Yvonne is a Principal with Carne Global Financial Services Limited and Country Head of Carne’s Irish business. Yvonne was Chair of Irish Funds Council, the official representative body for the Irish investment fund industry until May 2020. She also acts as a Chairman and Director to traditional funds, hedge funds and management companies domiciled in Ireland and Cayman.

Yvonne has over 25 years’ experience within the funds industry and is a specialist in governance, product development, compliance, financial reporting and operations. She also has experience in assisting fund managers and service providers with various aspects of operational development, control and risk management. She is a recognised expert in back office operations and change management and regularly speaks at fund industry conferences.

Prior to joining Carne, Yvonne was Head of Operational Development at State Street (International) Ireland (formerly Deutsche Bank), where she looked after new business take on, product development, system implementation and change management. As a member of the senior management team at State Street, Yvonne reported directly to the CEO and was a key contributor to the overall strategy and direction of the business. Yvonne trained as a chartered accountant with KPMG, specialising in corporate taxation. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Yvonne is a member of multiple industry associations including Irish Funds, the Institute of Directors in Ireland, 100 Women in Finance and the 30% Club.

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