Paul Duggan graduated from University College Dublin with a BE in Mechanical Engineering in 1980 and an MBA in 1986. He was awarded an MSC in Coaching and Behavioural Change from Henley Business School in 2017 and a Certificate in Board Dynamics from the Tavistock Institute in 2018. Now based in Dublin, he has lived and worked in Japan and the USA, and has wide experience of international business. Wishing to have his own business, Paul took the opportunity to lead the acquisition of the Gardiner Group in 2003. In his role as CEO, he developed the group and brought it into new sectors and markets in Ireland and the UK. Over the last 4 years he has been selling the Group businesses, a process which is now approaching completion. Paul continues to serve as an advisor and non-executive director to several private companies – for-profit and not for profit.