Elected Trustee – May 2016
Fergus is a scientist and engineer. He gained his First Class BSc and PhD at Queen’s Belfast University in electrical and electronic engineering. He is currently Director of Digital and IT at YOTEL, Simon Woodroffe’s start-up hotel brand which differentiates through design and technology. He is responsible for all things digital including website, mobile and social media and all of the guest-facing technology and back-office infrastructure. His previous roles have been with British Airways and Virgin Atlantic. In both he was a co-founder of their dotcom ventures and mobile channels, and he created and led their IT Innovation Lab teams. He also established and nurtured relationships with industry, media and academic institutions.
He has a passion for strategy, vision, design, development, collaboration and communication. He is a mentor for Queen’s Belfast University graduates and speaks at academic and industry conferences.