Mary Murphy’s career in business spans over two decades. Mary started her professional management career in London during the mid-1980s with Marks and Spencer. During her 7 year tenure with M&S, she undertook a number of management positions in stores across the city of London. Mary then joined J Walter Thompson, a large advertising agency in London, whereas HR Director she had responsibility for establishing a professional HR function, ensuring the merger of its media arm with the media arm of a competitor resulted in minimal HR issues. On her return to Ireland in the late 1990’s Mary joined Dell with HR responsibility for over 650 staff located in Bray before setting up her own business, The ConneXion Partnership in 2001, an HR and Management Consultancy. Since then Mary has worked on a number of significant business improvement and scaling projects with clients across a wide business spectrum. In early 2009 Mary also established Mint Consulting, a company specialising in career change management. Over the past 25 years, Mary has built up significant expertise in how to develop the potential of businesses in the retail, legal, advertising, and IT sectors.