Head of Projects
Gerry O’Brien (BBS, MSc) is Head of Projects at IDI. He works closely with IDI’s in-country team leaders to ensure that multi-annual projects stay focused and on-track while responding to the evolving needs of the organisations. This is particularly true of organisations in the rapid early-growth or transformational phases. Gerry has over 12 years experience in economic development policy, planning, implementation and evaluation. Over this time he has worked directly with Irish and international government agencies on the development of enterprise development programmes to support entrepreneurship and High Potential Start-Ups, export development, SME training, access to finance and Research, Development and Innovation. He is particularly skilled at project management, programme design and evaluation. Gerry previously held roles in Comreg (the Irish telecoms regulator) and Enterprise Ireland.