Meet our team dedicated to championing business in Ireland
Brid O’Connell, MMII, MMPRII, MSc (Hons), was appointed as CEO to Guaranteed Irish in July 2016. Brid has a long career in marketing, branding, communications and PR. She has welcomed the opportunity to add value to Guaranteed Irish members through her revitalising and repositioning of the organisation to reflect modern Ireland in a global economy.
Jean joined Guaranteed Irish in early 2009 as Accounts Manager and Credit Controller having gained vast amounts of experience in various companies such as Drought Ltd, Total Haircare Ltd, Pitney Bowes, Lely Ireland, and MSL.
Laura joined the team as a PR & Marketing Executive, crafting and distributing press releases and increasing brand awareness via digital marketing platforms for the organisation on behalf of its members. Laura took up the role of Digital Marketing Manager in February 2022.
Having graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a BA in English and History, Laura has experience working in the social media space with small-medium businesses, creating content for their blog, website, and social media platforms.
Christina joined Guaranteed Irish as a Senior Marketing Executive in January 2019, taking up the role of Marketing Manager in December 2019.
Christina’s background is in marketing & PR, having previously worked on marketing, PR & sponsorship campaigns for brands such as Insomnia, Bacardi, Swatch, Failte Ireland and PlayStation in agency. She enjoys copywriting & social media.
She holds a MSc in Marketing Practice from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School and a bachelor’s degree in Business Mgmt from NUI Maynooth.
Órfhlaith joined Guaranteed Irish as a Multimedia Marketing Intern in October 2021. Órfhlaith designs all aspects of Guaranteed Irish collateral for print and digital including social media content and graphics, POS materials, invitations, and advertisements.
She recently completed her MSc in Creative Advertising from Technology University Dublin in 2021, while also holding a BSc in Multimedia from Dublin City University.
Órfhlaith is skilled in the Adobe CC suite, communications, collaboration, creative problem solving, and design thinking, with a specific interest in art direction, ideation, campaigning, and graphic design. She has an interest in sustainability and supporting Irish and is very excited to be part of the Guaranteed Irish team.
Rowena joined the Guaranteed Irish team in February 2020
where she carries out the role of Membership and CRM Executive. She recently graduated from University College Cork with a MSc degree in Food Marketing and a Bachelor’s in economics and loves the concept of supporting Irish.
Rowena has worked alongside small start-up Irish businesses
where she developed and maintained client relationships, was responsible for content creation and undertaking marketing campaigns.
Sean joined the Guaranteed Irish team as Marketing Executive in September 2021.
Sean holds an MSc in Marketing from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business school and a bachelor’s degree in Business studies from the University of Limerick. Sean has previously worked in marketing and sales where he developed and maintained client relationships as well as assisting in marketing campaigns. Sean welcomes the opportunity to join Guaranteed Irish and is delighted to become part of the team.
Niamh joined the Guaranteed Irish team in October 2021 as a Marketing & Communications Executive. She holds an MSc in Marketing and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from NUI Galway.
Niamh has worked with small-medium sized businesses to develop digital marketing campaigns and enhance their online presence. Niamh is passionate about the notion of supporting Irish and is thrilled to be part of Guaranteed Irish team.
Róisín joined the Guaranteed Irish team as an Events & Membership Executive in November 2021.
Róisín completed her Bachelor of Business studies with German, specialised in Marketing, from the University of Limerick. Having worked in Marketing and Business Development for small-medium sized businesses both locally and internationally, she has experience in digital marketing, CRM, advertising, and sales. She is enthusiastic to turn concepts into reality and instil that, as a nation, we truly are all together better.
Patrick joined the team in November 2021 as the first Sustainability focused team member since Guaranteed Irish was established in 1974. Patrick graduated from Waterford Institute of Technology having studied the Bachelor of Business Degree in Marketing. Following his graduation, Patrick worked for a not-for-profit independent energy agency in Kilkenny City, where he promoted energy efficiency and sustainability practices to businesses, homeowners, community groups and Local Authorities across the Southeast region. Patrick has experience in marketing government grant schemes to the above parties, which empower all members of Irish society to start their decarbonization journey. Patrick is delighted to join such a highly respected company and is proud to start in this brand-new role for Guaranteed Irish.
Damien McGinley joined the team at Guaranteed Irish as a Graphic Designer in November 2021. Damien graduated from Dublin Institute of Technology in 2017 with a B.A in Visual Communication. He previously worked freelance for various companies across Ireland, developing his style in both graphic design and video editing. Damien is delighted to join Guaranteed Irish, supporting local Irish businesses and communities throughout the country.