Olivia McEvoy


Director of Diversity & Inclusion Advisory service

About Olivia McEvoy

Olivia McEvoy is Director of EY's Diversity & Inclusion Advisory service in Ireland and leads a dedicated  consultancy team to help clients achieve their Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) ambitions. Marrying D&I with data analytics, the team help clients understand their D&I activity through objective assessments and audits resulting in diagnostic outcomes, sustainable strategies and roadmaps, KPIs and an informed and enabled leadership.  

Before joining EY, Olivia provided independent consultancy to Government Departments, State Agencies as well as the Community & Voluntary sector in the area of stakeholder engagement through inclusive participative practice for over ten years. Renowned as a leading expert in participation, Olivia helped to establish an acclaimed culture of participation for children and young people in Ireland. 

She is also a prominent voluntary advocate in the LGBT community, instigating a number of innovative and impactful projects that resulted in significant positive change for the LGBT community including as  Chair of the National LGBT Federation and during her long-term involvement in the campaign to secure civil marriage equality in Ireland.  

Olivia holds a M.Sc. in Interactive Digital Media and B.A. (Hons.) in Sociology and Philosophy from Trinity College Dublin. She is also an LBCAI-accredited life coach and a United World College scholar.