Joan Martin, Chief Executive, Louth County Council, Ireland, has worked in the Irish Public Service for more than 40 years, mainly in Local Government. She holds a Degree in Public Administration as well as a Masters in Business (MBA) and has very wide-ranging experience across a variety of fields including Transportation, Planning, Environment, Town Management and Rural Development. Joan was appointed as Chief Executive in Louth in September 2014.
She has taken a very keen interest in Louth’s Age Friendly County Initiative since its early days. She has also been involved in a number of European projects including the European Innovation Partnership on Healthy & Active Ageing. Joan is currently Acting President of the European Covenant on Demographic Change.