On receiving a Bachelors Degree in Accounting and Finance from DCU I proceeded to qualify as a Management and Cost Accountant in 1999 and remain a member of the Association of Chartered Management Accountants. Having spent the initial part of my career acquiring extensive and project specific experience with two Fortune Global 500 companies in Technology and Engineering sectors, I graduated with an MBA (Executive) from the UCD Smurfit Business School in 2006. Subsequent to this, I worked in several Senior Management positions throughout the Voluntary and Private Healthcare/Life Sciences sector. During this time, I graduated with an MSc in Quality from the Royal College of Surgeons and I completed my HDip in Economics in UCD in 2020. This year I achieved my professional qualifications in SASB and GRI.