John is the Social Enterprise Development Manager at the Social Innovation Fund Ireland. He was the founder of the Irish Men’s Sheds Association. Set up in 2011, it now has 450 member sheds with 10,000 participating men each week on the island of Ireland. He was also the Project Director of the International Men’s Sheds Organisation and has helped to bring Men’s Sheds to countries such as Denmark, the US and Kenya. John has won several awards for his work with Men’s Sheds and social entrepreneurship, including an Irish People of the Year Award in 2015.