Karina Howley

Head of Corporate Social Responsibility

KPMG in Ireland

Karina Howley is Head of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at KPMG since 2007. KPMG has won a variety of CSR Awards in recent years including the Overall Achievement Award at the Chambers Ireland CSR Awards (2013) the Allianz Business to Arts Award for Best Employee Engagement (2015). Karina established Enactus Ireland in 2011/12 and set up the not-for-profit organisation and organised the first National Competition with the winners representing Ireland at the World Cup. Karina is the Company Secretary for Enactus Ireland and she previously held a number of positions at Intel including European CSR Manager. Karina has a passion for CSR and engaging directly with community/NGO’s to put the skill-sets and resources of KPMG into making a real and valuable difference to society. Karina is the Chairperson of the Chambers Ireland CSR Policy Council and actively works with Business in the Community Ireland. She is also a member of the government led CSR Stakeholder Forum and is a member of Chambers International CSR Council.

Education and qualifications

  • BA in English, Sociology and Politics - NUIG

  • Higher Diploma in Applied Communications - NUIG

  • Masters of Journalism (thesis on CSR) - NUIG


  • Member of Public Relations Institute Ireland


  • Community

  • Charity

  • Volunteerism

Connect with me

  • Dublin, IE
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