John was appointed as Chief Executive in 1997 when HEAnet was incorporated as a limited company on behalf of the Higher Education sector.
Previously he worked as Systems and Networks Manager in the Computer Services Department of Dublin City University. He has also worked with a number of international companies including Marconi Communications Systems in the UK and Motorola Information Systems in the US and the UK.
John represents HEAnet on the European National Research and Education Networks. Policy Committee, including GÉANT, DANTE and TERENA.