Clodagh O’Brien

Clodagh is a partner in the firm’s Consultancy department and she and her team have joined us from Newmarket Consulting where she was Managing Director. Clodagh has almost 20 years’ experience working with organisations in the commercial, not for profit and public sectors.

Her expertise is in working with organisations experiencing challenges where creative solutions make the difference. Clodagh believes that client relationships work best when people share the same passions and interests. Her particular interests are arts and culture, the creative sector, education, health and social care, and tourism.

Clodagh’s specialist skills include marketing and digital marketing, strategy, organisation development, business planning and innovation.

She has worked in multi-national and owner-managed environments, in national and international contexts. Prior to joining Newmarket, she worked in a marketing capacity in the media, leisure and electronics sectors in Ireland and the UK. Her international experience includes being Key Accounts and Marketing Executive with Seymour International (part of BBC, emap, Haymarket) and ifm electronics in London and she had also been lead consultant on a number of EU funded projects. This diversity has allowed her to develop a versatile skill set, which adds value to a range of projects.

Clodagh graduated from Dublin City University in 1993 with an honours degree in International Marketing and Languages (German and Spanish) and graduated from NUI Maynooth in 2010 with a Masters in Sociology. She has also successfully completed the Advanced Certificate in Business Counselling through Durham University and the Certificate in World Class Marketing via the Marketing Institute and is certified in Training and Field Work as an Innovation Coach with Enterprise Development Group US.