John is currently the CEO of Allergy Standards Ltd, an international standards and certification body, a company he founded while working as an Emergency Room Doctor. He has also led the development of an international intellectual property portfolio of patents and trade mark applications and negotiated complex licensing agreements with multinationals such as P&G and 3M. In addition to his entrepreneurial and business activities, John also maintains an interest in university research and knowledge exchange practices. He is the Entrepreneur in Residence in the Faculty of Health Sciences as well as a member of the Knowledge Transfer & Innovation Committee, in Trinity College Dublin.
Commenting on the appointment, Denis Hayes, Managing Director of IRDG said “We are delighted to be welcoming John to the Board of IRDG. John has an immense background in healthcare innovation in Ireland and overseas and it’s great to be bringing his expertise and perspective to the table”.