John was most recently a Senior Fund Manager at Rethink Ireland. Prior to this he was the founder of the Irish Men’s Sheds Association. Set up in 2011 it now has 420 member sheds with 10,000 participating men each week. John has won a number of awards for his work with Men’s Sheds, and for his previous work in men’s well-being and social entrepreneurship, including an Irish People of the Year Award in 2015.
He sits on a number of non-profit boards.
John lives on a farm in Wexford with his wife Sarah and a fluffy cat.
Co Founder & Community Manager
Rose is an award winning community manager.
Her journey to social enterprise and community was taken on a wandering path that passed through the hospitality industry, a degree in equine science (yes, a horse scientist) and entrepreneurship and innovation, self-employment in the area of digital marketing and lots of volunteering.