Limerick-born Margot comes from a farming background and graduated from the Galway Mayo Institute of Technology as a trained chef. She began her career working as a chef in several well-known establishments, first in Dublin and then London, after a few years, she took a junior management role with a well-known Irish contract catering company. It was acquired by Sodexo and with them, Margot progressed through several roles, increasing in seniority, until her appointment as managing director in September 2012 followed by country president in 2015 and Global Diversity & Inclusion Chief in 2019
As country president, Margot’s role includes corporate governance and directorial responsibility for growing the various business segments – corporate, government, education, healthcare and homecare that operate in the Republic and Northern Ireland.
Margot became global Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer with Sodexo in Sept 2018 and continued to build on the great work achieved in this area over the years .
In May 2021 , Margot left Sodexo to lead and become Global Group Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging at ISS which is headquartered in Denmark , here she is working with the board and executive to make ISS truly a global inclusion company in the workplace space
Margot is committed to furthering the Diversity and Inclusion and Belonging agenda within and outside work and is a member of different boards and NGOs to help advance the case for social and climate justice.