In her public sector roles Ann Marie established the Enterprise Platform Programme at Waterford Institute of Technology (forerunner to the New Frontiers programme) and also headed up the Midlands Innovation & Research Centre (MIRC) at Athlone Institute of Technology. After establishing these two successful projects, Ann Marie worked as a barrister for over seven years in commercial law matters in the Irish courts including contract law, constitutional law, intellectual property law and partnership law with a range of large commercial organisations, state bodies and individual directors.
Ann Marie took up the role of Enterprise & Innovation manager at the Media Cube IADT in 2017 during which time she has mentored a wide range of start-ups and entrepreneurs. She has overseen a range of programmes including the New Frontiers Programme and the IADT Student Enterprise Bootcamp. She has also established a range of business support networks including, the Venture Capital in Residence network and the Media Cube Community network. Ann Marie was also instrumental in the establishment of the NovaUCD partnership to deliver Enterprise Ireland’s New Frontiers programme 2021-2026.
Ann Marie holds an honours bachelor’s degree in economics from NUI Maynooth and a master’s degree in economic science from University College Dublin. She also holds a diploma in legal studies and a barrister-at-law degree from the Honorable Society of King’s Inns.