Vice Admiral Mark Mellett has over 40 years’ service as an officer in the Irish Defence Forces. He is the first naval officer in the Irish State to serve as Chief of Staff. For over two decades he has been a change leader, contributing to ongoing transformation and positioning the Irish forces in a post-modern setting.
He has extensive leadership experience at home and abroad, including in Afghanistan and Lebanon, in combined and joint operational missions. He is a champion of internal and external organisational diversity. He led the introduction of a Diversity and Inclusion Strategy in the Defence Forces (the first of its kind in the Irish Public Service), which focused on gender, culture, creed, age and sexual orientation.
He is the holder of a Doctorate in Political Science and a Masters in Government and Public Policy, and also is a visiting Professor abroad in Liverpool Hope University Adjunct Professor of Law at University College Cork.
In this Director level lunch event Vice Admiral Mark Mellett will share ‘lessons learned from the bridge’ – leadership reflections based on his distinguished career in the Irish Defence Forces.
Attendance by invitation only