Roger is one of Ireland’s leading social innovators and was awarded the Nesta/Observer New Radical Award in July 2016 for his research and design work for the Book Reserve supporting young ex–offenders in Belfast. He also has over 20 years’ hands–on business experience and a successful record in social innovation research and design work, government policy development (National UK and NI Assembly), social enterprise start–up, inclusive leadership, collaboration and strategic marketing. He also holds a Master’s in Business Administration (Strategic Marketing) from the University of Ulster, a Diploma in Management Consulting (Institute of Consulting) and is a Chartered Manager (Chartered Management Institute).
Roger currently manages his professional time between Social Nybble and the Young Foundation one of the world’s leading social innovation think–tanks where he is the Programme Lead for Ireland. Prior to this he served in a variety of senior roles in business government and social enterprise sectors.
Roger’s key specialisms are corporate social innovation and research in entrepreneurship and innovation which he is recognised for internationally. He has also advised on senior pieces of research at Cabinet Level within the British government.
Director, Trinity Access Program – bringing third level education to marginalised young people
CEO DePaul International – one of the world’s largest homeless charities.
Author ‘Humanology’ – A Scientist’s Guide to Our Amazing Existence’
Provost & President, Trinity College
Creator of ‘The Critter Shed’
Co–founder and CEO FoodCloud
Dean of Research Trinity College, The University of Dublin
Founder and CEO of the World Health Innovation Summit
Digital Innovator and Implementor, CEO of Digital Doddle and Co–founder Tech for Good Dublin.
CEO of the Irish Social Enterprise Network
Former Rugby Union Player and Pundit, Former Director for Goldman Sachs
Founder, We Make Good Happen
Visualisation Facilitator / Graphic Recorder
Co–Founder The Good Summit
Founder, One Small Step. Former Ireland and British & Irish Lions rugby player
Head of Marketing, Business in the Community Ireland
Co–Founder The Good Summit & Methodist Chaplain to Trinity College
Director, UK NHS Mental Health Innovation and Improvement
Director, Social Nybble. Ireland
Ireland Correspondent at Sky News
Head of Social & Community Strategy at everymum
Founder of the Good Country, Honorary Professor of Political Science and Author