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Mary Harney held a number of different Ministerial positions in the Irish Government for 18 years, including Environmental Protection, Industry, Trade, Research & Innovation and Health. She was Deputy Prime Minister for 10 years. She has retired from politics and is now a business consultant. She chairs a European-wide Initiative on Sustainable Healthcare promoted and supported by Abbvie. Mary is an independent director of a number of companies, including Biocon Ltd., Diona Technology, Leaseplan Insurance and The Pharmed Group. She acts as Chair of Amber (Advanced Materials and Bio-engineering Research Centre) in Trinity College Dublin and is a board member of the Irish Hospice Foundation and of the European Board of Vital Voices. She provides advisory services to a number of companies and fulfils speaking engagements at international conferences.