Conor Houston

About

Conor is a Director at Houston Solutions Ltd and has provided trusted strategic advice to senior leaders across business, government, the third sector and entertainment industry. He has experience in bringing large-scale impactful strategies to life.

He delivers an innovative “Brexit Advisory Service” to leading companies across the UK and Ireland.

Conor also acts as Head of Engagement for Digital DNA – the largest tech & digital conference in Northern Ireland.

In 2019, in partnership with Willis Events & Marketing, Houston Solutions launched “HW Corporate” providing strategic business development through the curation of bespoke events.

Conor is Governor of The Irish Times Trust. He is the current Chair of The Ireland Fund Young Leaders Belfast. Conor is also a Director of ShoutOut an LGBTQ+ anti-discrimination charity.

Previously, as a solicitor advocate he represented clients to the Supreme Court of both the UK and Ireland and was involved in many high profile and pioneering cases. He also represented the legal profession on the Executive Board of the European Young Bar Association and was elected to serve on the Council of the Law Society of Northern Ireland.

From 2015-17 he was as Programme Director at the Centre for Democracy and Peace Building leading on their ‘EU Debate NI’ programme.

He is a Fellow of the US State Department Rule of Law Programme, Fellow of the British Council Hammamet Conference and represented the UK at the Ship for World Young Leaders Conference in Japan. He has also delivered lectures in Harvard University and Loyola Marymount University LA.

Conor was part of the official NI delegation to the White House in March 2017 to promote economic and cultural relations between the island of Ireland and the United States. In October 2017, he joined two Nobel Peace Prize winners on stage to address the One Young World Summit in Bogota, Colombia on the theme: “It’s all about relationships.”

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