About the AAI


Barry Dooley, AAI CEO

As a lack of transparency threatens to divide the marketing ecosystem, we must be a source of collaboration and unity. As policy-makers seek to restrict our activity, we must showcase what is great about our industry. As people call marketing into question and block us out of their lives, we must champion customer-centric connections which offer real value.

As a channel for advertising and marketing peers who create impact for their brand, we bring members into relevant and up to date industry conversations. While well-known for #AAIToolkit we also provide a private network for members including our online forum and person-focused AAI Access. Our size is a major asset facilitating us to fully get to know our member companies’ marketing teams.

Su Duff, AAI Head of Business Development

AAI Council

The organisation is governed by a Council consisting of not less than 12 and not more than 21 elected member company representatives.

The AAI Council meets on a quarterly basis.

Roma O’Connor
Bank of Ireland
Louise Bannon
Constance Balsamo
Catherine Bent
Honorary Secretary
LR Suntory
Kathryn Darcy
Heineken Ireland
Eoin Doyle
Leonie Doyle
Ronan Farren
Coca Cola
Derek Liddy
Honorary Treasurer
Aer Lingus
Claire McCarrick
Irish Distillers
Dervilla McGarry
Lloyds Pharmacy
Jennifer Power
Fiona Mahon
Camille O’Flanagan
Barry's Tea
Aidan Power
KBC Bank
Ruairi Twomey
Tesco Ireland
Suzanne Weldon
BWG Foods
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