About


Dublin. Belfast. Wellington NZ.

Hi - currently, I am working as a Programme Manager for Government Information Services in Wellington, NZ.

I work across a number of projects and products building engaging digital services for users across New Zealand, as well as supporting the strategic development of digital for all-of-government.

Background

I'm originally from Maynooth, Ireland and after living in Belfast for over a decade, I took a wee jaunt across a few bodies of land and water and am now based in wonderful Wellington in New Zealand.

View my latest CV on github

Work history

I started my career at a web agency handling clients from across Northern Ireland and beyond, developing online platforms for businesses of various sizes. I then worked with Housing Rights Service and The Centre for Cross Border Studies (CCBS) as an Editor, Senior Information Officer respectively and played an important role in pushing online content forward at key growth stages for both organisations.

I launched Border People while at CCBS - working with government departments North and South developing out the first online cross border information channel on the island of Ireland.

Change management

I spent five years with Danske Bank working with teams in Belfast and Dublin providing engaging online content in an era of change across the financial services sector, with services increasingly being provided via digital channels.

In this role, I managed a major strand of change management; the rebranding of the organisation from Northern Bank to Danske Bank in 2012.  I led teams in Ireland and Denmark in ensuring the smooth transition in platforms, content and a firm embedding of strategy, values and realignment of focus for the organisation.

Rebranding

I was Digital Communications Manager at Ulster University during its 2015 rebrand.  I managed the rollout of new single, central digital platforms as well as associated processes in developing and enhancing digital strategy for one of the biggest universities in Ireland.

Outside of work

Outside of work I enjoy running, soccer, swimming, music as well as keeping a keen eye on politics and I'm active across community organisations. 

I am known to still code on occasion :)...keeping in touch with the oft-changing landscape of digital expression and endeavour; its frameworks, and formats.