Director of Trinity Research and Innovation
Leonard graduated from University College Cork in 1986 with a 1st class honours degree in Electrical Engineering and was awarded the title of ‘graduate of the year’ by the college. He completed a Masters degree at the NMRC (now called Tyndall), at UCC in 1988.
He has over 30 years of experience in the ICT sector, mostly with Intel, where he established Intel’s largest overseas silicon research university program. His last role at Intel was Director of Public Affairs with responsibility for driving Intel Ireland’s policy, communications, education and community agendas.
Leonard is currently the Director of Research and Innovation at Trinity College Dublin where he owns the definition and implementation of the research, innovation and enterprise strategy for the University spanning research programs development, contract management, technology transfer, entrepreneurship, enterprise partnership liaison and the early activation of the Trinity East campus.