Eithne joined CISL in 2019, and is responsible for the strategic development and delivery of the Accelerator Programme for entrepreneurs and SMEs.
Eithne graduated in Architectural History and French from the University of Edinburgh, where she developed a strong interest in sustainable design and building. Pursuing a career as an environmentalist, she co-founded the first Impact Hub in Islington, London in 2005. This is an incubator and co-working space for those in the social and environmental start up sector, which led to the creation of an international network of Impact Hubs. Shortly after, she came to Cambridge to help ‘green the growth agenda’ on behalf of Cambridge City Council, working on energy, district grey water trials and helping to develop sustainable drainage policy. She went on to work in the community energy sector, before joining the Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership in 2019, to lead on the Accelerator and Sustainability Hub.