Adrienne McDonnell



Adrienne is a Senior Executive with the Irish Medtech Association, the Ibec sector that represents the medical technology industry in Ireland. Adrienne has been with Ibec since 2000 and spent the first four years of her time there working in the Finance Department, implementing a new procurement policy across the organisation. In 2005, Adrienne moved over to the Ibec Business Sectors, where she lobbied both at national and EU level on various issues relating to the Software; Cellular Industry; and Food & Drinks sectors.

In 2010, Adrienne moved into the Irish Medtech Association (then IMDA), where she assumed responsibility for the development and implementation of strategies for Operational Excellence, Marketing & Communications, Compliance and Entrepreneurship. In 2013, Adrienne led the Irish Medtech submission on the Review of National Apprenticeships Model for Ireland, and jointly developed the Irish Medtech Apprenticeships proposal in March 2015, which subsequently received category 1 approval for development of what are now, the new Manufacturing Level 6 Technician and Level 7 Engineer Apprenticeships. Most recently, Adrienne has responsibility for the End-to-End Advanced Manufacturing Working Group across the Medtech & Engineering sectors in Ibec. With guidance from this Working Group, Adrienne led Irish Medtech’s 2019 Budget submission to ‘Safeguard Ireland’s Manufacturing Future’ – calling on the Government to establish an advanced discrete manufacturing centre of scale.

Adrienne holds a degree in Business Studies from Waterford Institute of Technology, and a Masters in Marketing from the National College of Ireland. She also holds qualifications in PR and Digital Marketing. Prior to joining Ibec, Adrienne worked with Boston Scientific in Galway; Dublin Airport Authority; and the HSE.

She also represents the Irish Medtech Association on MedTech Europe’s, Market Access, and Compliance Committees. Adrienne also represents Ibec’s Engineering Network on Orgalim’s Industrial Policy and Digitalisation Working Group.


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