Suzanne Costello

Suzanne Costello is CEO of the Institute of Public Health (IPH) since 2018.

Throughout her career, Suzanne has been involved in strategy, communications and policy development work in Ireland and the UK in the not-for-profit and public sectors. Prior to her current role Suzanne has been Executive Director of Samaritans Ireland, CEO of Alcohol Action Ireland, HSE Alcohol Programme Policy Lead.

Suzanne has a primary degree in Social Science from University College Dublin, an MBS, and a Diploma in Strategy, Innovation and Change, from the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business, UCD. 

Suzanne is currently President of EuroHealthNet, the European partnership for health equity and wellbeing,  and represents IPH on the Women’s Health Taskforce. Suzanne is also a member of the Board of the National Museum of Ireland.


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