Colum has spent 27 years in the creative industries in a variety of successful and challenging roles. Colum's design and management expertise crosses over the disciplines of interiors, products, graphics and branding with experience in both public and private sectors from large national organisations to small private consultancies. Colum has led several leading London design agencies and has held senior positions at Sainsbury's and the NHS.
Over the last decade, Colum has built a reputation as a leading thinker in the area of design management and has previously worked with the Design Commission Public Services Inquiry Steering Group, a UK Governmental APPG and the European House of Design Management. He was also one of the Design Council’s external design associates, helping them develop and deliver a variety of intervention projects in the healthcare, manufacturing and service industries.
Colum has provided executive training through the Design Council, Imperial College London and the Royal College of Art and is a frequent speaker at trade conferences and contributor to the trade press.