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 Bytes 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.
Former President of Ireland, Chancellor Trinity College University of Dublin
Former Prime Minister of Australia
Former editor The Guardian newspaper, Principal Lady Margaret Hall Oxford
Co–Founder + CEO KeepAppy
Author ‘Humanology’ – A Scientist’s Guide to Our Amazing Existence’
Founders What The Hack
Founder + Exec Chair, Pulse Learning. Founder, Cycle Against Suicide, I AM HERE
TV Sports Pundit + Positive Mental Health Advocate
Activist & Environmentalist
Author + Community Arts Activist
Chancellor Dublin City University, former Seanad Senator.
Social Enterprise ecosystem facilitator
Creator of ‘The Critter Shed’
Digital Innovator and Implementor, CEO of Digital Doddle and Co–founder of Tech for Good Dublin.
The Good Summit Good Hackathon
CEO of the Irish Social Enterprise Network
Founder, We Make Good Happen
Visualisation Facilitator / Graphic Recorder
Founder and CEO of the World Health Innovation Summit
Entrepreneur, Consultant, CEO I AM HERE, former international rugby player
Chief Advocate of World Vision Australia: ‘Working with governments and corporates for good.’
Director of Trinity Centre for the Environment, Professor of Geology, TCD
Digital Strategy & Diversity Ambassador
Co–Founder The Good Summit
Former VP Trinity College + Ethicist, Professor of Ecumenics
CEO, Bytes. Ireland
Co–Founder The Good Summit + Chaplain In Residence Trinity College Dublin
CEO – Social Innovation Fund Ireland
Ireland Correspondent at Sky News
Professor of Engineering, Director RICI project