Jackie is the Site Head and General Manager of Alcon Ireland. She joined the company as a Manufacturing Engineer when it was Summit Technology, a manufacturer of refractive lasers before progressing to Head of Manufacturing. When acquired by Alcon, the Cork plant was repurposed to an Intraocular lens manufacturing site and Jackie was promoted to General Manager to start-up the manufacturing process for Alcon’s AcrySof® IOLs.
During her tenure in this role, she has grown the plant to become a key site in the Alcon network, employing over 650 people. Jackie also spent three years as General Manager of Alcon’s US Intraocular lens/delivery device site in Huntington West Virginia.
Jackie holds a Degree in Engineering (Production) from the University of Limerick, a Masters in Business Administration and an MSC in Personal and Management Coaching from UCC.