Andrea Dermody has over twenty years of experience working across the Global Financial Services marketplace. With experience in Talent Management, Learning & Development and Diversity & Inclusion, most recently Andrea led inclusion and diversity for State Street in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).  She is now managing director of her own consulting practice, Dermody. 


Andrea holds a BA in History and Economics and a PgD in Business Studies from UCD and an MSc in Human Resource Development from Sheffield Hallam University.  She is a qualified executive coach and a chartered fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).


Andrea specialises in helping organisations build inclusive cultures that embrace multiple points of view to drive business success. Deputy chair of the financial services sub-committee of the 30% Club in Ireland, Andrea led their pivotal research project, “Making the Change Count” and she was also a founding member of the country steering committee for OUTstanding in Ireland at its inception in 2017, driving LGBT+ inclusion across Irish industry.  


Clients include semi-state utility organisations, global insurance companies, technology startups and multi-national construction organisations.  She has also contributed as a Senior Consultant with the DCU Centre of Excellence for Diversity and Inclusion.

Andrea Dermody

Diversity and Inclusion Expert




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