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Breda O’Toole

Breda O’Toole

Head of Talent Transformation & Innovation, IDA Ireland

Breda O’Toole

A native of Connemara, Breda joined IDA Ireland 17 years ago after spending much of her career in the UK. Initially, Breda was IDA’s Global Head of HR&OD, moved into Regional Business Development and Client Operations. Breda is currently heading up a new department for IDA developing Ireland’s proposition on talent and innovation and supporting company transformation.  Previously, Breda worked as Head of HR and Policy at Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council, UK and achieved a master’s degree in Strategic Human Resource Management with Manchester Metropolitan University. Breda was educated in Kylemore Abbey, Co. Galway and Shannon College of Hotel Management. Breda is a strong believer in coaching for performance and leadership excellence, Breda welcomes progress towards the development of resilient leadership in HR as she sees this function as an integral part of the decision making within business today.