Orm is a Solicitor and manager of a family property business. A keen jazz musician, he has a BA in Music and studied jazz improvisation at the Newpark Music Centre, where he was selected to represent Ireland at the International Association of Schools of Jazz event in New York. Orm returned to Waterford in the early 1990s where he co-founded Kenny Shipping and completed a number of business qualifications, culminating in an MBA. Having sold the business to Exel, then one of the top five global logistics companies, Orm managed Exel’s regional office until 2007 when he left to pursue his long-standing interest in law. He trained as a Solicitor with Peter O’Connor & Son and stayed with that firm until leaving private practice in 2017. Orm is Honorary Danish Consul to Waterford and a past President of both Waterford Chamber and Waterford Rotary Club.