AAI extends CEO deadline

Fiona Curtin, Irish Distillers

Marketers interested in becoming the next chief executive of the Association of Advertisers in Ireland (AAI) now have until April10 to apply for the job. The vacancy arises following Ed McDonald’s decision to step down at the end of June. In a job specification announcement, AAI president Fiona Curtin (above) says the role involves extensive association representation with various bodies and organisations, including related trade groups.

Being CEO of the AAI also demands membership of various boards and committees, such as the JNRS, JNLR, CCCI and the ASAI, lobbying and preparing position papers and keeping members informed of ongoing developments of interest and concern for advertisers. Candidates must have extensive knowledge of advertising and marketing communications and should have senior corporate level experience.

The ideal person will be educated to third-level standard and be a clear thinker and strong at articulating the AAI roles and objectives. The new CEO should be available to start in the job during the month of June so as to allow an adequate handover and briefing. Interviews will be held soon after the April 10 deadline and a process of shortlisting may be employed. The AAI hopes to appoint a new CEO by the end of April.

Interested persons should send their CV details and a covering letter to fiona.curtin@gmail.com

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