Alison O'Connell

 Alison O'Connell


School Manager, Cork University Business School

ORB 2.43 O'Rahilly Building Cork University Business School University College Cork

+353 21 490 3880 [email protected]


Alison is Manager of Cork University Business School (CUBS), and responsible for the organisation, strategy, and management of the School’s Professional Services function. Alison is a member of the CUBS Board and responsible for supporting the Dean to shape CUBS strategic direction working in collaboration with departments in the Business School, academic, professional and research colleagues, and students.  Alison leads the Business School Professional Services Team and has oversight of the following areas: student experience; programme management; executive education; research support; finance; human resources; facilities, marketing, and communications; events; quality; and accreditation. 


Alison joined UCC in 2003 and has over 30 years’ experience, is a successful change leader and has overseen several change projects in UCC and when she worked in the private sector where she held international roles in Human Resource Management.  Alison is a Prosci research-based change practioner, holds and an MBA, UCC and MSc in HR Leadership, University Sheffield Hallam.