Founder & CEO
Originally from Northern Ireland with a degree in economics at Leeds, Tommy was elected National Treasurer and head of the international department of the National Union of Students and was appointed the first Chair of the European Students Bureau (ESIB) as well as being a director of Endsleigh Insurance. He then worked in the City of London covering a series of roles from being an aerospace analyst, European market intelligence before being appointed Political Adviser to the NatWest Group. He stood for the UK Parliament as the Labour candidate for Chingford and Woodford Green in the 1997 general election. Leaving NatWest, Tommy became Director of the Industry Forum developing relations between the business community and governments in UK, Brussels and USA. He led two delegations to the World Trade Organisation in Geneva.
Following his corporate career, Tommy developed his passion for social entrepreneurship, first as chair of a youth charity before creating a series of social businesses covering events, media and marketing. i-genius which began trading in 2008, growing to become the World’s largest community of social entrepreneurs with members in almost 200 countries and projects in around 40 (including with the European Union and OECD). He co-founded the Global Centre for Healthy Workplaces and is a Visiting Fellow at Liverpool Hope University and an honorary adviser to Hunan University (Changsha). He co-authored a booklet entitled ‘A risky business.’
Director, Media and Communications
Barry has helped i-genius establish itself as the world’s largest international community of social entrepreneurs. He project manages i-genius’ initiatives and its flagship partner programmes CommonwealthFirst, Web-COSI and Global Centre for Healthy Workplaces. He specialises in business training, marketing communications, digital and social media, consumer engagement and analytics. His excellent communication and project management skills have seen him work alongside and develop partnerships with major companies and institutions like the European Union, Commonwealth, British Council, WHO, World Bank, OECD, Aetna, Cigna, FIESC/SESI and ISTAT.
Before joining i-genius, Barry gained the accolade of best creative media and film student at Middlesex University, developed international youth engagement strategies for One Young World and whilst living in Japan was a consultant to Japan’s National Board of Education in developing the national English curriculum. His background in teaching, film, theatre and writing has seen him travel across the globe from countries like Bosnia to Australia to perform, create online social platforms, write reviews, teach in schools, as well as create marketing strategies for educational and travel businesses. Aside from his career pursuits he is a Middlesex University Alumni Mentor, a volunteer at Northamptonshire County Scouts and qualified Athletics Coach at Rugby and Northampton Athletic Club. During his spare time he has self-published Replug YOU – work-life balance and a holistic well-being pocket guide – and is currently writing his first novel trilogy for his three children.
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