Professor Andy Penaluna is the director of International Institute for Creative Entrepreneurial Development at University of Wales Trinity Saint David. He is an expert on enterprise education at the United Nations in Geneva and the European Commission, where he was a part of the EntreComp team. He also led the development of teacher training for eight countries in South East Europe (SEECEL) and has worked on developing entrepreneurial schools, and colleges / HE level creativity at the OECD in Paris.
Kathryn Penaluna is the Associate Professor and the Enterprise Manager of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David and Entrepreneurship Champion, Welsh Government. Kathryn uses her experiences as a bank manager and a partner in a graphic design studio to develop a contextualised entrepreneurship curriculum across the University’s four faculties. She is an internationally renowned researcher on enterprise education, which focusses on the role of innovative and creative thought within mindset development. She is engaged with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, the European Commission and Welsh Government.
Dr Noëlle O’Connor is a Senior Lecturer in Tourism Management and the Course Director for the B.A.(Hons.) in Business Studies with Travel & Tourism Management Programme in Limerick Institute of Technology (Ireland). She is also an MBA Online Senior Lecturer at Glion Institute of Higher Education Les Roches Gruyere University of Applied Sciences (Switzerland). She is also a member of the Censorship of Publications Board, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.
Dr Noëlle O’Connor is on the Editorial Review Board for many of the leading tourism journals such as Annals of Tourism Research and Tourism Management. Her research focus is in the area of film-induced tourism, celebrity endorsement of tourism destinations, destination branding and tourism education. She has presented research findings at many global conferences (Australia, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, South Africa, Switzerland, the UK, the UAE and the USA) and in many refereed journals.
Dr Noëlle O’Connor also has a wide range of industrial experience, having worked in both the Irish and international hospitality industries.
Henri Kuokkanen is a senior lecturer and researcher in the fields of revenue management and corporate social responsibility (CSR) at Institut Paul Bocuse. He is also taking the final steps of his PhD at Leeds Beckett University. His industry experience includes treasury and business control management in the global telecoms industry; he has also been a partner in a consulting company focusing on transforming CSR into a competitive advantage. His primary field of research and PhD candidacy focuses on the business potential that responsibility offers from a consumer perspective. He has also published articles in the area of revenue management, with a focus on the potential the discipline can provide in tourism destinations. In addition to education and research, Henri is a co-founder of an NGO that supports rural livelihood development in Mali.