John is founder of the Irish Men’s Sheds Association, for which he won an Irish People of the Year Award in 2015. He has extensive experience in Social Entrepreneurship and Community Development. He has developed a number of award winning Learning and Well-being initiatives. He engages with a small number of private clients to help them to scale their organisations. He played a central role in the development of the Men’s Sheds Movement in Ireland. Set up in 2011 we now have over 300 Men’s Sheds across the Island of Ireland. Our vision is a future where all men have the opportunity to improve and maintain their health and well-being by participating in a community Men’s Shed.
"Novartis are delighted to continue to support the Future Health Summit. The event is always high quality from its organisation to its speakers, and is a must attend event for anyone with an interest in improving healthcare and outcomes for patients"Ian Addie, Patient Access Head, Novartis Ireland Ltd
"‘Irish Heart would like to extend our thanks for having our mobile health unit attend the Future Health Summit. The mobile health unit was extremely well received and there was over 130 blood pressure checks taken over the two days,. The event was fantastic."Emma Carter ,Mobile Health Unit Manager ,Irish Heart
"‘I have spoken at and attended this event for the last six years and in a short space of time the Future Health Summit has become an annual meeting place for progressive healthcare leaders who want to drive change and improve healthcare delivery. "Mr. Bill Maher, Chief Executive, Bon Secours Health System
"“This Conference is another one of Ireland’s global contributions. The Future Health Summit is required attendance for all who wish to engage in a stimulating interchange on the future of healthcare – globally and domestically""Michael Dowling , Chief Executive Officer of Northwell Health