Summary Profile – Sean Reidy

Sean Reidy has a proven track record as a Social Entrepreneur and has a wealth of experience in the public, private and not for profit sectors. Sean worked for over 20 years in the Office of the Revenue Commissioners and spent 3 years in the private sector as an International Freight Manager.

Sean’s most recent role has been CEO of the JFK Trust in New Ross.  In this role he conceived and developed the Dunbrody Famine Ship project and Irish Emigration History Centre which has had a transforming effect on the town of New Ross, becoming one of the foremost Tourist Attractions in Ireland.  He also played a pivotal role in the development of this new Kennedy Homestead Visitor Centre.

Sean acted as official liaison with the Kennedy Family for the JFK 50 celebrations He was also founding Director of the Kennedy Summer School. Sean has had extensive experience of EU funded programmes, and his experience spans Tourism, Community and Rural Development, Strategic Marketing and Brand Management, and Project Management.


  • Certificate in Public Administration

Areas of Professional Competencies:

  • Strategy Formulation
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Business Plans
  • Project Management
  • Project Evaluation Reports
  • Sourcing national and EU-funding

Client Sectors:

  • Tourism
  • Rural Development
  • Community Development
  • Not for Profit Organisations