Derval Kennedy

Derval Kennedy

Board Member

Derval Kennedy is Founder and Director of StratAdept – a consulting firm specialising in strategy and organisation transformation, based on human-centred design.  She is an accomplished executive with over 30+years' experience delivering strategy and transformation programmes in financial services, life sciences and technology.  

Before establishing StratAdept, Derval held a number of senior roles in international consulting. Derval was also Head of Commercial for the Innovation Value Institute (a research body established by Intel, Boston Consulting Group and Maynooth University). Before moving into consulting, Derval worked in senior business development roles in capital markets in London and New York.  Now as a senior strategic advisor and consultant, she works with organisations to help them co-create and own their strategies for transformation, growth and sustainability.  

Derval maintains a keen interest in using leading academic thinking and innovative, human-centred design methods. Derval has anMSc. in Strategy & Organisation Behaviour from Trinity College, Dublin, and holds number of professional certifications in strategy and change design. She continues to be a contributor to academic innovation and leadership programmes.Recent publications include: “Making Capabilities Explicit is the work of Leadership”The European Business Review, May/June 2015. Derval is married with a step-daughter and her personal interests are reading, cooking, travel and yoga.