Director, Dunnes Stores
Eavan O Halloran has over 20 years of Procurement experience having held senior global leadership roles from the high tech to Irish semi state to global retail industry. She is currently setting up a strategic Procurement function in Dunnes Stores and prior to this she was the Director of Group Procurement for Primark with responsibility for setting up a procurement team and function and for driving cost optimisation programme for all goods not for resale and capital construction across 11 countries managing a spend in excess of €3bn.
Prior to this, she was Head of Group Procurement in An Post where she led a Procurement Transformation Programme over a six-year period. She also held the position of Head of European Procurement for Synopsys and before that was Head of Procurement for BT Ireland and Northern Europe.
She is a former Board member of the IIPMM and a member of CIPS UK and has a BA in French and Italian, and a MSc from UCD. In 2018 she was awarded Procurement Leader of the Year Award.