Advisory Council

Advisory Council

Members of our Industry Advisory Council include:

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UXDI Council Members
Attendees: Colman Walsh (UX Design Institute), Conor Normile (Wipro Digital), Lynne Doran (HubSpot), Ronan Costello (Virgin Media), Denise Leahy (Trinity College Dublin), Garry Cleere (Complivero), Anthony Quigley (Code Institute), Gareth Dunlop (Fathom), Frank Gaine (, Dara Boland (Morgan McKinley), Tim Bicknell (CX Consultant), Mark Mulhall (Distilled SCH) and Brian Herron (Each & Other). Members in absentia: Tansy Murray (Mastercard), Ruairí Galavan (Intercom), Chiara Henderson (Slack), Goran Peuc (SAP) and Denis Cullinane (Dell Technologies).

Validating excellence in UX education

We want you to learn the most relevant and up-to-date skills. That’s why we formed an Industry Advisory Council, consisting of technology industry employers, design leaders and recruiters. The Council serves as our main line to the industry, playing a vital role in overseeing the development of our courses, and making sure they are employer-focused and forward-thinking.

Setting a global standard

The Industry Advisory Council, along with university credit-rating, helps to set a globally recognised standard for our educational programmes. Employers and recruiters have confidence that graduates from the UX Design Institute have achieved the highest level of UX education, and have acquired skills and experience that are relevant and up-to-date.

Who makes up the Industry Advisory Council?

Members of the council are comprised of three main types of organisations; global technology leaders that employ UX graduates and professionals; startups and agencies making practical use of the latest design techniques; as well as recruitment agencies involved in sourcing and placing UX professionals.

Meeting minutes

Download and review minutes from our most recent meetings.

IAC meeting minutes

Meeting minutes:
22 March 2018

IAC meeting minutes

Meeting minutes:
27 September 2018

IAC meeting minutes

Meeting minutes:
27 March 2019

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