A Chartered engineer, Regina has more than 30 years experience in the technology and telecommunications sectors with Fujitsu and Vodafone. She is currently on the board of the National Grid ESO in the UK, a member of the Performance and Delivery sub committee of the HSE Board and a member of the board of the I.D.A.. Regina led Fujitsu in Ireland as CEO for almost 10 years before moving to the U.K. as CEO of Fujitsu UK and Ireland.
She is a past President of Engineer’s Ireland and served on a number of other boards including IBEC and Eirgrid. She recently rejoined Fujitsu, in a global role, as Vice President of Strategic Projects and Change. She holds a First Class honours MBA from Dublin City University.
1. Best piece of advice you’ve been given
Think about your leadership impact and ask yourself two questions. How do people experience you as a leader and how do they experience themselves in your presence?
2. Worst piece of advice you’ve been given
Have a five year career plan.
I realise now you need to go with the flow and be adaptable as a career (or your life) is not a straight line and you cannot always plan it.
3. What would you tell your younger self?
Life is shorter than you think so don’t forget to enjoy and live in the moment. Don’t forget to dance while the music plays.
4. What excites you most about the future of your industry?
The power of IT, Connectivity especially 5G, AI , Data analytics and IoT to help us solve global problems such as climate change.
5. Who or what is your biggest inspiration?
My son Conor, who has intellectual and physical ability challenges to overcome but still manages to light up people’s lives with his smile. It makes me realise that I can tackle anything if I have a positive mind-set.