Hugh O’Connor

Board Director

Hugh is Director and Senior Consultant with management consulting firm OCS Consulting and has extensive experience in the area of organisational review and strategy development. Hugh was founding Chief Executive of Age Friendly Ireland (2012 to 2017) and in this role led the development of Ireland’s, World Health Organization (WHO) inspired Age Friendly Cities and Counties Programme, providing technical support and leadership to the 31 participating local authorities, the Heath Service Executive and other programme partners. Hugh was previously a member of the Strategic Advisory Group for the WHO Global Network of Age friendly Cities and Communities; the WHO and European Union’s Age-friendly Environments in Europe Advisory Committee; and the Department of An Taoiseach’s Steering Group on Smart Ageing. Hugh has also lectured in services marketing, strategic management and research methods at the Institute of Technology in Carlow (Ireland). Hugh graduated from University College Dublin (UCD) with a MBS.