John was formerly Registrar at the Institute of Technology Tallaght. Prior to becoming Registrar he was Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He has extensive experience in quality systems and project management and has managed a number of EU funded projects. He has worked on projects in China, South East Asia and the Middle East. He has industrial experience in the areas of manufacturing, quality, maintenance and management and is currently a member of the IPMA® Education and Training Board.