Director, Ibec Medtech & Engineering sectors
Sinead assumed the position of Director of the Ibec’s newly formed Medtech and Engineering Sectors in February 2015. Sinead’s role encompasses responsibility for; the Irish Medtech Association, of which she has been Director since July 2013, having previously worked at the Association since 2005. She is also the Director of the newly established Engineering Network in Ibec and has overall responsibility for the Plastics, Aerospace (manufacturing) and Forestry sectors. A number of Government Funded Networks fall under her remit as Director of Medtech & Engineering including; The Irish Medtech Association Skillnet, Connected Health Skillnet, First Polymer Training Skillnet, Irish Medtech Association Springboard+, Ibec Manufacturing Apprenticeship programme and Ibec Polymer Technology Apprenticeship Programme. In her capacity as Director. Sinead currently sits on a number of national and international boards including HIQA’s HTA Advisory Board and the Industry Advisory Boards for Enterprise Ireland funded BioInnovate Ireland and the Governance Board for Science Foundation Ireland funded Irish Photonic Integration Centre (IPIC). In Europe, Sinead is a member of the EU National Associations Committees at Medtech Europe. She holds a Ph.D. and BSC in applied physics from DIT.