Following my degree in Hospitality Management, I worked for the Irish Tourist Board for many years in Ireland and the US. I returned to Ireland in the early 90s to run the highly successful Adare Festival and worked as Sales and Marketing Director for the five star Adare Manor.
I was the first non US international president of Site (Society of Incentive and Travel Executives). I was also the only Irish person to be recognised by Conference & Incentive Travel (UK) for inclusion in their Power 50 list; a directory of the most inspirational people in the UK and Ireland.
I have been honoured with various awards at the meeting and events industry’s premier shows, EIBTM and IMEX. I have also been a speaker for a number of industry events and continue to give regular seminars and lectures across all five continents of the world.