Padraig is the founder of a number of companies in various industries including aviation, publishing, healthcare, printing and outsourcing. He is an Alumnus of NUIG and Harvard Business School.

Padraig is the Chairman of NUIG Business School Advisory Board, a member of UCD Smurfit Advisory Board, an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship in NUIG and Chairman of the EY Entrepreneurial Alumni Board.

He is a current member of the board of RTÉ and a former board member of Fáilte Ireland and Bord Iascaigh Mhara.