The son of an accountant, who himself was the son of an accountant, there was only ever going to be one path for me. An Irishman with an English accent, I moved back to Ireland to study International Business at Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School in Dublin, after studying Economics and Political Science at the University of Birmingham in the UK.
After years of studying at University, I joined EY in Dublin and as a Chartered Accountant, I worked with some of the largest technology companies in the world, as well as some of the biggest Irish companies. I also had the pleasure of working with some of the most talented people in their respective fields, and I got to learn a great deal from a number of mentors and coaches.
I left EY to join the Lucey Fund where as the Head of Finance I made investment decisions, and advised portfolio companies on fundraising, strategy, corporate governance and accounting issues. My career has taken me across Europe and includes speaking and being a panellist at a number of events, as well as growing my international network.
I got to know the founding team at Kollect nearly two years ago and have followed the company since. The company has grown at an exceptional pace so far and so when the opportunity to join the team arose, I jumped at the chance.
Knowing the company and the leadership, I understood the vision and enthusiasm the team have for the company and for the future of the industry. It is not just the founders who think like this, everyone from the office staffs to those on the ground are all committed to our joint vision of the future. The fast growth strategy and plans for internationalisation mean that this is an exciting time to join the company.
I can't wait to play my part.