Kevin Empey



About Kevin Empey

Kevin has specialised in organization development, leadership development and people strategy for over 25 years.

With a background in technology and business development, Kevin developed an international career in people consulting and leadership development working across a wide range of organizations, sectors and geographies.

Before establishing WorkMatters, he founded and led several start-up companies and was a Partner and Director in Willis Towers Watson where he led the firms HR and Talent consulting business in Ireland from 2002 to 2015. He also established the firm’s ‘Future of Work’ offering in Ireland.

Kevin is a qualified executive coach and has a masters qualification in leadership and management practice. His award winning research work focuses on the practical organizational and human implications concerning the ‘future of work’. He is also an associate faculty member on several leadership development programmes at the Irish Management Institute and is the Programme Director of their flagship Senior Executive Programme (SEP).

A chartered fellow of the CIPD, Kevin was appointed to the Top Level Appointments Committee (TLAC) which advises Ministers and Government Departments on the selection of senior civil service appointments. A leading expert in organizational agility and the changing world of work, Kevin is a member of the Labour Market Council and was also the founder of Worklink, an internationally recognised coaching and mentoring organization set up to help unemployed jobseekers into full time employment.

Kevin has won several national and international awards for his work in the areas of employment policy, social entrepreneurship and future of work research.