Frank was brought up in rural Ireland where his passion for environmental issues and their relationship with design began in 1988 with his first project on end-of-life recovery issues. Since then, he has worked in, or as a specialist advisor to, multinationals, SMEs, government organisations, higher education, the third sector and NGOs in ecodesign and related issues. Frank set up EDC in 2006.
Frank holds a Bachelors Degree in Technology with Education, Masters in Advanced Manufacturing, Postgraduate in Management and a PhD in Ecodesign. His roles have included Chair of the Welsh Government EEE focus group, Expert Witness to House of Lords Select Committee, Technical Auditor for the European Commission, Specialist Advisor to the UN, Technical Advisor to Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP), Chair of Sustainable Wales, MSc Programme Advisor to Cranfield University, Research Masters Programme Advisor to Carlow Institute of Technology, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Referee, IDI Design Awards Judge and Advisor to DME Awards. He was recently publicly appointed to the Welsh Government Advanced Materials & Manufacturing (AMM) sector advisory panel, which involves advising the minister(s) and their policy teams. Frank is also actively involved with xskool.
Frank has published extensively and has been delivering lectures, workshops and talks in the UK and overseas since the mid-90s. He passionately believes that ecodesign is good design and good organisational practice.