Helen Ryan

Helen has over 25 years’ experience in the Medical device industry including as Chief Executive Officer of Creganna Medical and Product Development and Research roles at Medtronic and Covidien.


She has demonstrated the ability to scale, including acquiring and integrating companies, establishing strategic joint ventures and raising of debt and equity financing. She now works with Irish companies supporting them to scale.


She serves as a director for Enterprise Ireland and a number of early stage Medical device companies and charities. She acts as an advisor to Atlantic Bridge Ventures University Bridge Fund and is currently the Chair of the Implementation Group on Police Reform having recently served as a member of the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland.


Helen has a Bachelor of Engineering from NUI Galway, a Masters in Project Management from UL, and has completed a Senior Executive Programme at Stanford University. Helen has received an honorary Doctorate from NUIG and is a fellow of the Institute of Engineers of Ireland and a member of the Irish Academy of Engineers.