DR ANN DERWIN
UCD ALUMNI AWARD IN AGRICULTURE AND VETERINARY SCIENCE
Over her 25 year career, Dr Ann Derwin has held a variety of positions. Starting out in veterinary practice, she joined the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine in 1992. Since then she has worked as Agriculture Attaché in Madrid before becoming Chief Economist. She was appointed Assistant Secretary in 2016, becoming the first woman to serve on the Management Board of that department.
Ann is a passionate advocate in Ireland and internationally of the need to enhance the role of women in the agri-food sector. Since 2017, Ann has worked as Director General, Global Irish Services in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade where she also leads gender equality and diversity initiatives.