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 and 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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Allison Wheeland

Digital Marketing Executive

Allison joined the team as a Digital Marketing Executive in 2018 to work on all things social media and graphic design.

A graduate of Trinity College Dublin, she has previously interned with Irish-owned companies and DRIFT Knitwear. She has also completed work experience at the Dublin-based design agency Dynamo.

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Jennifer O’Connell

Head of Events and 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.

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Sandra Doran

CRM and Sales Administrator

Having previously held positions in the financial services, tech and retail sectors in companies such as Tax Free Worldwide and Retail Excellence, Sandra now joins Guaranteed Irish as a Sales & CRM Administrator.