MICHAEL VAN TURNHOUT was born in The Netherlands, has a Doctorandus (Masters) degree from Tilburg University and served as a Second Lieutenant in the Dutch army.

He has been living in Ireland for over 20 years and has totally immersed himself in Irish life. He is involved in several voluntary organisations on a national, regional and local basis.

He is the current Chair of his local resident’s association and an active member of his local history society, among others.

He supports Jillian in the running of the company, its finances, its website and social media.