Jacqueline O’Donovan

As MD of O’Donovan Waste Disposal, a leading independent family-run business, Jacqueline O’Donovan is one of the most fervent pioneers of employee training and industry best practice crossing over the waste, logistics, and construction sectors . She is passionate about improving safety, not only within O’Donovan Waste, but also across the wider industry.

O’Donovan became one of the first companies to become a CLOCS (Construction Logistics and Community Safety) champion and achieved the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) Gold accreditation for the seventh consecutive year.

In 2017, she was awarded the Freedom of the City of London and was also honoured by Irish President Michael D Higgins with a Presidential Distinguished Service Award for her continuous support of the Irish community in the UK.