Leisha Daly is Senior Director for Government Affairs & Policy for J&J Supply Chain in EMEA and for J&J Campus Ireland, a role she assumed in September 2018. For the previous 10 years, Leisha was Country Director of Janssen, the pharmaceutical company of Johnson & Johnson.
Leisha served as President of the Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association (IPHA) from 2014-2016. In this role, she led industry talks with the State, and secured a pivotal four-year Framework Supply Agreement that offers stability in the supply of medicines to Irish patients and their treating clinicians. She is also a member of the board of Cancer Trials Ireland, and a member of the Institute of Directors. Leisha is a member of Ibec’s National Council & chairs Ibec’s Energy & Climate Committee.
Leisha is Chairman of the J&J Campus Ireland group, an entity which seeks to combine the strengths and expertise of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies. A strong advocate for the empowerment and advancement of women in the workforce, Leisha is the J&J WiSTEM2D Ireland Programme Sponsor. This is a significant collaborative education programme in partnership with the University of Limerick & UCC, that supports and encourages women to pursue educational opportunities in STEM subjects. Leisha also chairs an Engagement Group within the OECD on Women in STEM.
She was recognised as one of the Top 25 most powerful businesswomen in Ireland by the Women’s Executive Network in 2016 and in 2018 was recognised by the IMI with a Life Fellowship Award for her contribution to Irish Management.