UCC Academy welcomes six new members to its team

17 Dec 2021

UCC Academy has welcomed six new joiners from a diverse range of backgrounds and experience to its team as University College Cork’s in-house consultancy gets ready to take on 2022.

John Kilmartin joins UCC Academy as a senior project manager with more than 20 years’ experience working in consulting and investment promotion both in Ireland and internationally. An alum of UCC, John will be looking outwards as he leads on a number of internationalisation projects.

Meanwhile, Vineet Rana joins the team with a masters’ qualification in information systems management from NUI Galway, and brings his background in data analysis to the wider business intelligence activity across the consultancy.

UCC Academy has gone from strength to strength and joining the creative services team as communications project officer is Ashling O’Sullivan who, with two decades of experience in marketing, will inject new life into the UCC Academy story. Ashling previously held marketing roles with businesses in the telecoms and publishing industries; and more recently held the role of PR Officer with The Donkey Sanctuary Ireland.

Conor McCrave also joins the creative services team as a corporate copywriter. Conor is a journalist and public relations consultant and joins the team with experience in writing for some of Ireland’s biggest publications including the Irish Independent and

In a time of major disruption in event planning, UCC Academy is delighted to bring Michael Hurley onboard as events technologist. Prior to joining UCC Academy, Michael worked with the CAVS Cork office for seven years, delivering event solutions across face-to-face, hybrid and virtual platforms. That role followed 20 years at the Cork Opera House. Michael’s experience will be a great addition to the Conference UCC team.

Finally, the team is delighted to welcome Eoin Allen, another UCC alum who joins UCC Academy having worked in project management internationally as well as in Ireland over the past ten years. Eoin currently works as a project manager for UCC’s College of Medicine and Health and the HSE at a national level for the delivery of the UniCoV project, which aims to rollout antigen and PCR testing to UCC staff and students.

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