Grainne Higgins

Grainne has had a property in Vale do Lobo for the past 8 years or so with her husband Paul. They first came to VDL on holiday renting with other family members and loved the location, climate, quality of amenities and social scene.
Within a year of that first trip, they bought their villa and quickly became regular visitors.
Following a long and successful global human resources career in the pharmaceutical industry and having living across the US and various locations in Europe, most recently Switzerland, Grainne has swapped the corporate world to pursue a career in professional leadership and career transition coaching and what better place to do this from than the Algarve. Hence Grainne and Paul made the decision to relocate fully to Portugal earlier this year and now spend most of their time here, interspersed with regular visits home to Ireland to see family, including their son. While not a golfer, Grainne is very active in the gym and other sporting and social activities across the area. Her interest in joining the POA is to ensure that all interests are represented and to work with the POA to return VDL to a world-class resort.