Mandy Daly has a diverse medical background and is a medical underwriter by profession. She has also worked in the voluntary sector for a number of years. She has a daughter born prematurely in 2006. Mandy fulfills the role of Family Liason Manager and Advocacy & Policy Making Officer in the Irish Premature Babies and has been responsible for raising awareness of preterm birth on both national and international political platforms. She contributed towards Ireland's inaugural benchmarking report mapping the landscape of prematurity in Ireland and has presented to the Irish Parliment Committee responsible for Health and Children.