Philip became part of the team at UCD Innovation Academy in 2023. Philip has experience working across the public, private, and non-profit sectors, with in-depth expertise in large technology change projects across operations, technology development, internal change management, and customer engagement. He has worked as a technology consultant at Ernest & Young, primarily on the ESB Smart Metering Programme, at KPMG, in the United Nations in Somalia, and as an army officer in the Irish Defence Forces for 12 years.

An alum of UCD, Philip has obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Sociology at UCD along with a Diploma in the UCD Michael Smurfit Business School in Strategy Innovation and Change.

As Head of Operational Innovation, a Convene role, Phillip plays a key role in leading a culture of operational innovation and resilience, service excellence and programme innovation. Philip’s role incorporates, among other things, the operations strategy and accompanying processes, resources, HR, Finance, information management and innovative technological and sustainability integration across UCD Innovation Academy.

A Clondalkin native, Phillip is an avid reader and a huge music fan. He enjoys the outdoors and ventures into the Wicklow hills as frequently as possible.

Why I joined the UCD Innovation Academy…

“Joining the Innovation Academy will allow me to combine my varied experience into one role. As a former technology consultant, operations lead on major programmes in the energy sector, and former instructor in the military academy; I’m looking forward to working within the IA and with other stakeholders to advance the learning experience and development of skills for people in Ireland.”