IAPI welcomes nominations to fill board positions for 2023. It's the time of the year to welcome new nominations as two members have come to the end of their term on the IAPI board. We are immensely grateful for all the support, time and resources they've shared with IAPI over the years helping us with all our initiatives.

After five years of serving the industry, Fiona Field, Managing Director, OMD Ireland is retiring from the IAPI Board. Fiona has been an absolute powerhouse, giving so much of her time, energy and insights to IAPI, and will be missed personally as well for all her contribution to IAPI.

We are also saying goodbye to Jamie Fulham, Media Strategy & Investment Manager at Accenture Song who is stepping down at the end of his two-year term as Chair of Futureheads. He has been an invaluable member of the team, helping to identify the challenges faced by younger colleagues and providing them with the support they need.

Vacancies on the IAPI board
Vacancies on the IAPI board

The roles required are:

1. Agency Leader

If you are a senior leader in an IAPI agency, ideally in a media agency, and would like to give back to the industry, are prepared to share your experience, and would like to shape the future of the industry in collaboration with your peers on the IAPI Board, please put yourself forward. We have built a strong, cohesive leadership team on the board over the past couple of years so, we are keen to maintain this bench-strength in the years to come.

2. Futureheads Chair

The Futureheads Chair is not a board director position, but they do attend board meetings. Their role is to seek out and identify the needs of the younger members across the IAPI membership and bring recommendations to the board on how to meet these needs. This is also a vital role as it helps IAPI shape the industry for the needs of our future leaders.

Those remaining on the Board are:

  • Abi Moran, CEO, Folk Wunderman Thompson – Vice 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
  • Sean Hynes, CD, Bonfire – President, IAPI
What do Nominees have to do?
What do Nominees have to do?
  1. The nominee will have to write a short description of why they feel they can make a valuable contribution to the industry as an IAPI Board member or Futureheads Chair (in light of the two roles outlined above) and send this, together with a photo and short biography to Charley Stoney on charley@iapi.com

2. The deadline for nominations is 12 noon, Wednesday 2nd November.

3. Following the nominee announcement, Charley will circulate voting forms for completion by mid-November so that IAPI can announce the new Board Members at our upcoming 2022 AGM on Tuesday 29th November.

If you or a member of your agency is interested in putting themselves forward, please get in touch with Charley via call or email to discuss it in more detail.