MBS, HDip (Project Management), HDip (Arts Admin), BA (Hons)
Gráinne is Director and Senior Consultant with GM Innovations. Before entering consultancy. Gráinne held a number of leadership and senior management roles including Temple Bar Properties as Head of Strategy for Ireland’s first tourism cluster supported by €100m ERDF investment. During this time she established and developed the critically acclaimed Culture Night into an all-island network in partnership with the Department of Arts, Culture and Tourism. She later when on to manage the re-development and re-opening of Airfield Estate.
Gráinne is a specialist in strategy, innovation and evaluation. She is a business mentor with Enterprise Ireland and Fáilte Ireland. She is an independent evaluator for a range of Enterprise Ireland investment panels and is an independent expert on the SOPHIA Project. Gráinne is a qualified Cluster Benchmarking Expert with the European Secretariat of Cluster Analysis and qualified Project Manager with the Institute of Project Management.
In 2013 she completed her Masters of Business at the Irish Management Institute where her thesis focused on Understanding the Critical Success Factors in Economic Clusters. She has represented the Irish Government on key European Commission working groups and was nominated to the Dublin City of Science Public Engagement Working Group. She is a Council Member of the Irish Film Institute. Gráinne has contributed articles to The Irish Times, Irish Independent and specialist publications.