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Gráinne McNamara

Principal
EY

Gráinne McNamara

Grainne specializes in effectively delivering large transformation programs at top tier institutions. Grainne is as passionate about enabling productivity and creativity in people as she is about technology so the people agenda is always front and center in her transformation solutions. She assists EY’s clients with major change initiatives across front, middle and back office. Her current focus areas are digital transformation and culture and conduct.

She has 25 years of experience in implementing technology, business, and regulatory change programs during her tenure at leading global institutions such as Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley.

Grainne is regularly sought out by publications such as Forbes, Fortune and Business Insider for her perspective on the transformational power of emerging technologies, from a practitioner perspective. She has advised multiple Fortune 500 clients and frequently presents on the topics of digital transformation and innovation at industry forums including the IIF, AFP, SIFMA, American Banker, and MBA/MISMO. She has been featured on Bloomberg and CNBC for her perspective on blockchain.

Grainne is passionate about efforts to transform the lives of women and girls and sits on the Board of the New York Women’s Foundation. She is an active fundraiser and advocate of diversity and inclusion. She launched a campaign to encourage broader participation in philanthropy which she believes builds more authentic and well-rounded leaders. In her “Advice She Wrote’ series, she co-writes articles to empower and inspire career development in others. She has three young children and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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