- Founder, Kanchi, Ireland
Social Entrepreneur and Adventurer. Visually impaired and works to promote ability of people with disabilities. Registered as legally blind; trekked 1,000 kilometres across India on elephant to increase awareness of what people with disability can do, raise funds and inspire people. Formerly, Management Consultant. Since 2000, current position. Founder, O2 Ability Awards, leadership programme establishing standards of excellence for disability business case. Member of the Board: FÁS, Irish Charities Tax Reform Group; Jack & Jill Children's Foundation; 98FM. Trustee, Sight Savers International. Co-Founder and Trustee, Elephant Family. Honorary doctorate, National University of Ireland (2006). Eisenhower Fellow (2007). Ashoka-SEI Fellow.