Our Staff

Jean Anne Kennedy


Operations and Projects Manager

Jean Anne Kennedy’s parents were foster carers, and her experience of foster care has shaped her life and career. She has had a long association with IFCO and first attended an IFCO conference in 1999 as a teenager.

Jean Anne’s involvement with IFCO has included presenting workshops and plenaries at IFCO conferences and other forums. She was an IFCO Director from 2009-2017 and served as Vice-President from 2011-2015. She was Conference Liaison for IFCO2012 and IFCO2013 and co-organiser of the IFCO2014, IFCO2016 and IFCO2017 Conferences.

Jean Anne is also an independent consultant and advocate at European and international level, working in social services, foster care, strategic planning and partnerships, child rights, and youth participation.

Jean Anne holds an Honours Degree in Sociology and English, and an MA (Sociology). Jean Anne is pursuing a PhD at the Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland.