Following IAPI’s AGM on 29 November 2023, IAPI are pleased to announce the following new board members. Chris Cashen, Managing Partner - Strategy, Mindshare has been appointed to the Agency Leader role and Adam Brannigan, Account Director, Goosebump has been appointed as the new Futureheads Chair.

Speaking on his appointment to the board, Chris Cashen said, “The skills that helped us grow into the industry we see today are incomparable to what will help us develop to meet the needs of what lies ahead. Unprecedented transformation is underway, and continued response is paramount. We need to arm members with how to respond to them with the same spirit of ingenuity which got us here. I am incredibly proud to be elected to the board of IAPI. Over the last few weeks, speaking to our members left me with nothing but optimism for what lies ahead for agencies and the future. I cannot wait to get started.” Adam Brannigan said “With an industry filled with the most creative and talented people, it’s never been more important to guide our future leaders as they discover their own path in their career. I’ll be taking this role very seriously, bringing ideas, starting conversations, and supporting change. And I’m delighted to represent our future leaders' voices at the IAPI board table.”

Cashen and Brannigan join the existing IAPI board of Sean Hynes, CD, BonfirePresident, IAPI; Abi Moran, CEO, Folk Wunderman ThompsonVice President, IAPI, Anna Doyle, Director, Starcom, Aoife McCleary, Senior Copywriter, In the Company of Huskies, Emma Williams, Director, Edelman, Geraldine Jones, CEO, Publicis Dublin, Helen Stanley, Finance Business Partner, Core – Treasurer, IAPI, Jonathan Conlon, COO, Group M, Margaret Gilsenan, Chief Strategy Officer & Founder, Boys + Girls, & Neal Davies, CEO, BBDO Dublin.

IAPI outgoing board members are Fiona Field, Managing Director, OMD Ireland and Jamie Fulham, ex- Accenture Song now working for Diageo.

Sean Hynes, President, IAPI said “We are immensely grateful for all the support and resources they've shared with IAPI over the years. They have been invaluable members of the team, giving so much of their time, energy and insights to IAPI. We are sorry to see Fiona and Jamie leave us, but we look forward to working with both Chris and Adam to further promote the Irish industry.”