John Lawlor is the Head of Management Information Systems (MIS) at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland’s premier university.
John established and manages Trinity’s Programme Management Office (PMO) and Quality Assurance Office, which oversee all current ICT development projects.
John leads Trinity’s MIS group, which builds, buys and integrates computer systems for researchers, academics, students and staff. He manages the operation, delivery and support of enterprise applications and database management systems, which support over 20,000 users in a highly diverse and demanding environment.
John is also the Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Department of Transport in Ireland. The Department is responsible for implementing an integrated transport policy for Ireland and for delivering a quality transport system to underpin sustainable development. Approximately 35 state or semi-state agencies operate under the aegis of the Department in the areas of Air, Road and Public Transport and in Maritime Services.
Prior to joining Trinity, John was Head of Information Systems in Meath County Council.
He ran his own training and consulting company for several years and worked for large public and private sector organisations, primarily managing large-scale change programmes.
John was a Director of Information Risk Management in KPMG, the leading international firm of Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors.
John is a graduate and former associate lecturer at Dublin City University. He is the author and presenter of many training courses on general management; strategic management; project management; communications skills and personal development. He speaks regularly at seminars on public sector governance; internal audit; public financial management and value for money. John also writes on technology, business and career matters and his articles have been published in Irish and international professional journals.