Chief Financial Officer
Mary McSweeney is a Bachelor of Commerce graduate of UCC and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ireland. She trained as a chartered accountant with Bank of Ireland and with PwC in Dublin, where she worked in many areas across the group, latterly as Senior Finance Manager in the Global Markets Division. Mary was appointed UCC Finance Officer in 1998, during a period of considerable growth and expansion of the University, and led significant developments in the finance area.
Mary joined UCC Academy as CFO in November 2014, on secondment from UCC. As well as her CFO brief, she directly supports consultation and strategy projects at UCC Academy, including playing a leadership role in the UCC e-commerce feasibility project, and supporting Cork University Business School to prepare a business case for EIB funding.