A Chartered Engineer and member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers Jim began his career in the private sector leading engineering function in electronics, printing, pharmaceuticals, and food companies. In 2002 he joined the Department of Health where he was part of the team running the first Public Sector Energy procurement process, which partnered energy saving commitments with the energy suppliers. He moved to the newly formed Health Service Executive (HSE) in 2007, where he led many energy saving initiatives in his role as Principle Engineering Advisor – Mechanical and Electrical. He is particularly active in developing partnerships with Energy Saving Companies or ESCOs, where savings in energy, waste or water help to fund the required investment. In 2013 he was appointed National Lead of the newly formed National Health Sustainability Office where he is responsible for delivering the Irish Health Services’ commitment to lead a low carbon organisation delivering sustainable healthcare into the future with the purpose of preserving natural resources, reducing carbon emissions, mitigating the effects of climate change and safeguarding high quality patient care.