Helen has over 25 years’ experience in the Medical device industry including as Chief Executive Officer of Creganna Medical and Product Development and Research roles at Medtronic and Covidien. She has demonstrated the ability to scale, including acquiring and integrating companies, establishing strategic joint ventures and raising of debt and equity financing. During her time as CEO of Creganna Medical the company grew five-fold, to become the largest indigenous medical device company.
She now works with Irish companies supporting them to scale. She acts as a strategic advisor to Atlantic Bridge Ventures on their University Bridge Fund and serves as a director for Enterprise Ireland. She works as an advisor and a director for a number of early stage and scaling companies and charities. She is currently the Chair of the Implementation Group on Police Reform, based in the Department of the Taoiseach, having recently served as a member of the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland.
Helen has a Bachelor of Engineering from NUI Galway, a Masters in Project Management from UL, and has completed a Senior Executive Programme at Stanford University. Helen has received an honorary Doctorate from NUIG, a Life Fellowship from IMI, and is a fellow of the Institute of Engineers of Ireland and a member of the Irish Academy of Engineers.
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