Anne Connolly

Anne Connolly is the CEO of the recently established Ireland Smart Ageing Exchange (ISAX) – an ‘intense’ network of industry, academia, investors and government agencies, developing and commercialising innovations for the global older consumer market. This market is projected by Merrill Lynch to be worth $15tn by 2020 and ISAX aims to make Ireland a global strategic location for R&D, and new product development in this rapidly growing market by providing dedicated test-beds, incubator units and real time intelligence on key developments.

She is currently a member of the board of SEAI, a governor of the Royal Hospital Donnybrook and a member of their Voluntary Housing Association. Prior to that she has been a director of a number of boards – An Post, Simon Community Ireland (Chair), ICC Bank, Fabulous Beast Dance Company and APSO.