Guaranteed Irish - Our team 2019


Meet our team dedicated to championing business in Ireland

Brid O’Connell


Brid O’Connell, MMII, MMPRII, MSc (Hons), was appointed as CEO to Guaranteed Irish in July 2016. Brid has a long career in marketing, branding, communications and PR. She has welcomed the opportunity to add value to Guaranteed Irish members through her revitalising and repositioning of the organisation to reflect modern Ireland in a global economy.

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Jean Robins

Accounts Manager

Jean joined Guaranteed Irish in early 2009 as Accounts Manager and Credit Controller having gained vast amounts of experience in various companies such as Drought Ltd, Total Haircare Ltd, Pitney Bowes, Lely Ireland, and MSL.

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Amanda McArdle

CRM & Sales Administrator

Amanda graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree (Hons) in Cultural Studies and moved to Seoul, South Korea, where she worked in education and publishing. In 2016, she moved into a business development role in New Zealand.

Since returning to Ireland, Amanda has joined Guaranteed Irish as CRM and Sales Administrator and begun an MA in Creative Writing.

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Jennifer O’Connell

Head of Events & Business Development

Jennifer joined Guaranteed Irish as Head of Events and Business Development in October 2018.

From a communications, events and marketing background she was co-founder of the Lismore Opera Festival. Jennifer is also a guest lecturer in University Limerick in Festival Management on the MA of Festive Arts.

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Christina Conlon

Senior Marketing Executive

Christina joined Guaranteed Irish as a Senior Marketing Executive in January 2019.

Christina’s background is in full service marketing & PR, having previously worked on marketing, PR & sponsorship campaigns for brands such as Insomnia, Bacardi, Swatch, Failte Ireland and PlayStation in agency. She enjoys copywriting & social media.

She holds a MSc in Marketing Practice from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School and a bachelor’s degree in Business Mgmt from NUI Maynooth.


Ciara O’Hara

Digital Marketing Executive

Ciara O’Hara joins the team at Guaranteed Irish as CRM & Digital Executive, working on all things social media & digital, along with helping to grow our network at Guaranteed Irish while supporting existing valued members in maximising their membership.

Graduating from the University of South Wales with a degree in Creative & Professional Writing, Ciara has gained marketing experience within the charity, recruitment & technology sector, both in Ireland and Wales. She also holds a Diploma in Digital Marketing from the Digital Marketing Institute.


Connor Ring

PR Executive

Connor joins Guaranteed Irish as PR Executive, responsible for developing and implementing communications strategy in order to maximise Guaranteed Irish business members’ reach nationally and locally.

Having completed an MA in Social Media Communications at DCU, Connor has experience working in the social media space with multi-national corporations as well as homegrown small-medium businesses.