Philomena Poole is the former Chief Executive of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council (retired in May 2021). She was previously County Manager in Louth County Council and served in South Dublin County Council for many years.
In each of these roles she was responsible for the economic, social, cultural and environmental development of the county, leading large teams to deliver on significant infrastructure and social programmes as well as driving organisation transformation. During her time in DLR County Council, Philomena had full oversight of ambitious arts and library development projects and successfully established the Music Generation programme there.
She has worked on leadership programmes and philanthropy initiatives with Co-Operation Ireland and holds a Master’s degree in Executive Coaching. She is a member of the National Oversight and Audit Commission.