Yvonne Connolly

Chief Networking Officer

Yvonne Connolly is Chief Networking Officer and Country Head, Ireland, at Carne Group, and has over 25 years’ experience in financial services. Yvonne’s specialist areas include corporate governance, product development and fund administration. She has assisted investment managers and service providers with change management, operational development and efficiency. She also serves as a director for Irish management companies.

Prior to joining Carne, Yvonne worked as an independent consultant to a number of large service providers in Dublin, and was Vice-President and Head of Operational Development at State Street International Ireland (formerly Deutsche Bank). At State Street, Yvonne was a member of the senior management team reporting to the CEO and was a key contributor to the overall strategy and direction of the business. She was also a director of a number of investment companies.

Yvonne trained as a chartered accountant with KPMG, specialising in corporate taxation. A fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, she holds a professional diploma in accounting from Dublin City University and a Bachelor of Education degree from St. Patrick’s College of Education Dublin. Yvonne was Chair of Irish Funds, the funds industry association in Ireland, from 2019 – 2020 and is a regular speaker at industry events globally.