Is an artistic director, curator and producer of high profile high impact cultural initiatives. A fine-art training at Chelsea Art School was followed by decades of practice co-creating with professionals and communities of place, interest and need. This includes extensive creative practice with neurodivergent people, older adults, “minorities”, people living disability and outlier or displaced communities. From 1999 to 2004 he transformed St Patrick’s Festival to make Dublin the centre of a global celebration with live audience of 1.25 million and 25million via broadcast. From 2006 to 2013 he developed Ireland’s Bealtaine Festival the world’s first national arts festival of creative aging connecting localized activity with flagships arts and health organisations. It engaged 20% of the Irish population over retirement age, produced thousands of events annually, inspired, trained, mentored 14 similar events around the globe.