Director at Dublin CVB
I somewhat fell into our industry thanks to an incident with a nuclear submarine and haven’t looked back. Beginning my tourism journey, I worked in a beautiful, rural part of Ireland where I grew up, then progressed to the exciting challenges of Belfast at a time when tourism was developing strongly. There I worked mainly on the leisure side of things along with the Cruise Belfast initiative.
Making the move to Dublin allowed me to progress from the leisure to business tourism. I have led the DCB team for just over four years, doubling the international business events the Bureau has confirmed to the region in that time.
I have been recognised by my peers with election firstly to the board of European Cities Marketing and recently as a vice-president.
As part of the ECM Summer School faculty and a contributor to the ICCA Forum for Young Professionals, I enjoy developing our future generations of #eventprofs and love the buzz of enthusiasm that both of those events have.