Anne Heraty is Chief Executive of Cpl Resources plc, a publicly quoted company and recognised leader in workforce solutions, specialist recruitment, managed services and outsourcing. Anne began her career in telesales at Xerox and spent a period with Grafton Recruitment before leaving to set up Computer Placement Ltd in 1989. Today Cpl has 32 offices in nine countries with more than 8,200 people working on client projects. Anne has won numerous awards including the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year (overall winner 2006), Business & Finance Business Person of the Year (2014) and Image Business Woman of the Year (2015). In September 2016, she was elected the President of IBEC, the group that represents Irish business.