Conor studied Engineering in NUIG, graduating with honours in 2007. He has a 1st class honours MBA from UCD Michael Smurfit Business School. He was awarded Chartered Engineer status by Engineers Ireland in 2016. Conor has over 10 years of project management and financial management experience, having successfully led teams of up to 30 people while managing $7m worth of projects per annum. While working overseas, he was second-in-command overseeing growth of a new state branch from $3m to $20m turnover, and growth in staff from 10 to 100 within 4 years. He overhauled a loss-making $30m contract with failing KPI’s and a dissatisfied client by creating and implementing a contract improvement plan, which within 3 months had achieved 25% profitability, compliance with contractual KPIs and client satisfaction. Conor delivered significant productivity improvements by recommending and implementing lean cost-saving initiatives. He instigated and drove a comprehensive business development programme which generated an additional 20% revenue for the company. Conor has continued to upskill throughout his career in management, receiving a diploma in Project Management in 2013. Conor founded his own medical device company in 2017, developing a system from clinical need and concept to successful pre-clinical trials of prototypes. He is a named inventor on medical device patents. In his spare time, Conor enjoys watching rugby, playing classical music and being entertained by his two young children.