Head of Brand Partnerships & Client Relations, DAA
With over 16 years on the clock, Ronan has already amassed an extensive and impressive CV. Since graduating from the DIT MSc Masters in Advertising in 2001, he has gone on to work both at home and abroad across commercial partnerships (Sponsorship, PP, AFP and Licensing), advertising agency (brand strategy & creative development) and media planning / sales. Having worked with global marketing giants such as Diageo, Fáilte Ireland, Kerry Group, Unilever, Volkswagen and Canadian Tourism – not to mention Major winning golfers Graeme McDowell and Seve Ballesteros – his marketing communications knowledge base is vast and varied to say the least. Prior to his current role as Head of Brand Partnerships & Client Relations at Dublin Airport, Ronan was Global Account Director with DDB Vancouver where he also earned a Forbes ‘Top Ten’ advertising award. In addition to his judging duties at this year’s Media Awards, he was the only Irish media professional invited to judge at both the Irish and European Sponsorship Awards in 2016.