Patricia Higgins is an Economics Graduate, with a M.A. in Non-Profit Management. She previously undertook System Analysis while working as a Management Consultant, before moving into the charity sector. Since then, she has gained 15 years’ experience in a variety of leadership roles, including National Youth Coordinator for Edmund Rice Centre and Manager of Canal Communities Intercultural Centre. She has also lectured in Non-Profit Economics at a Master’s degree level.