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 joins the team as PR & Marketing Executive, crafting and distributing press releases, press and media and increasing brand awareness via digital marketing platforms for the organisation on behalf of its members. Having recently 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, take up the role of Marketing Manager in December 2019.
Christina’s background is in full service 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
Danielle is our lead Multimedia Executive, designing all aspects of Guaranteed Irish collateral for print and web including social media content, POS materials, invitations and advertisements.
Having graduated from Dublin City University with a BSc in Multimedia, Danielle has experience taking content from conceptualisation to post-production, including graphic design, photography, video production and motion graphics.
Colm is our Events and Membership Manager, planning and executing all aspects of our events and webinar calendar whilst building and maintaining relationships with new and existing members.
With over 8 years of event management and customer service experience in both B2B and B2C markets Colm has worked with a number of SMEs and MNCs both in Ireland and internationally.
Colm holds an MA in Business and Entrepreneurial Management from the New York based, University of Chester and a BSc in Business and Management from TU Dublin.
Rowena joins the Guaranteed Irish team in February 2020 where she carries out the role of Executive Assistant to the CEO. 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.
Sally joins the team as a marketing intern in March 2021. She has recently completed her third year of a four year Food Marketing and Entrepreneurship degree at University College Cork.
She has a keen interest in the Irish Food Sector and is looking forward to gaining valuable experience with the Guaranteed Irish Team.