• Senior European Diplomat
  • Former Deputy Prime Minister of Ireland (Tánaiste)
  • Former Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Former Leader of the Irish Labour Party
  • Member of Parliament (TD) for 27 years
  • Extensive experience in international organisations, national and local government and with civil society and business organisations. Unique knowledge, from every perspective, of decision-making, strategic planning, communications, and crisis management. A successful mediator.
  • Academic experience.  Author of two books.