- Director of Programmes, Centre for Enterprise Development and Regional Economy, School of Business
- Business -Management And Organisation
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I am Director of Programmes in the Centre of Enterprise Development and Regional Economy, in the Department of Management and Organisation in the School of Business. I have a keen interest in new venture formation and I manage the New Frontiers Entrepreneur Development programme at WIT. I have lectured at post-graduate and undergraduate levels in WIT and UCC.
I worked in international business development for 18 years having held senior management positions with organisations such as Diageo (Baileys), Waterford Crystal, Bin Hendi Enterprises, Tru-Life Inc. and A.T. Cross. I have lived and worked in the USA, Europe and the Middle East and have conducted business in over 50 international markets.
I have lectured on the Post Graduate Diploma in Business in Enterprise Development (Marketing, Strategy and Business Planning)
I have lectured on the BSc in Airlines Transport Operations (Strategic Management, Consumer Behaviour and International Culture)
I have been involved in development of course materials for above courses plus the Masters in Business International and the BSc in Small Business Enterprise.
I have lectured part-time in UCC at under-graduate and post-graduate levels.
I present on Marketing, Business Model design and Strategy to participants on the New Frontiers Entrepreneur Development Programme.
I act as External Examiner for University College Cork and Griffith College Dublin.
I am an NCGE Entrepreneurship Educator Fellow plus a European Entrepreneurship Educators Fellow both awarded by the National Council for Graduate Entrepreneurship in the Britian.
My Professional Experience
I have worked in international business development for over 18 years during which time I held senior management positions with organisations such as Diageo (Baileys), Waterford Crystal, Bin Hendi Enterprises, Tru-Life Inc. and A.T. Cross. I have lived and worked in the USA, Europe and the Middle East and have conducted business in over 50 international markets.
I was made a Fellow of the Irish Institute of Training & Development in 2006.
I was appointed City Coordinator for Startup Gathering Waterford by Minister Jed Nash TD. The Startup Gathering is an exciting initiative led by Startup Ireland with a vision to make Ireland the best startup location by 2020. The initiative is included in the Government's Action Plan for Jobs 2015. The Startup Gathering will promote entrepreneurship and showcase Ireland's startup sector through a week of events across the Ireland October 2015.
I am the National Chair of the New Frontiers Programme Managers' Forum (appointed by Enterprise Ireland)
I was an active member of the Marketing Institute of Ireland for over 20 years having previously held the position of regional Chairman.
I served as a Director for Waterford Chamber and was also core member of the marketing committee for the Waterford Tall Ships Race.