John graduated from University College Dublin with a Bachelors degree in Engineering in the mid-80s. Having initially spent five years in the brewing industry in the UK, he returned to Ireland to work in Architectural/Engineering Consulting, primarily supporting the pharmaceutical/semiconductor industries. Over his varied career, John has worked for Scottish & Newcastle Breweries (now part of Heineken), PM Group, CH2M, Fluor and BAM Contractors. Although now primarily working in Ireland, John has worked in the UK, Israel, Norway and the US. He joined Jacobs in 2011 as a Senior Project Manager and over the past five years has been Project Director for two major EPCM Biotech projects in Ireland. John is a Chartered engineer and Fellow of Engineers Ireland. John is currently Jacobs Vice President and General Manager for Life Sciences Europe.