Ann Marie Lenihan Appointed CEO of NewsBrands Ireland

NewsBrands Ireland announces that it has appointed Ann Marie Lenihan as its new Chief Executive Officer. This is a new position, created following a strategic review of the organisation by its own management committee.

Ms Lenihan brings a wealth of experience to the role. She has worked with the newspaper industry for over 20 years. Prior to this appointment, Ms Lenihan was Communications and Public Affairs Manager at NewsBrands Ireland, a position that she also held when the organisation was National Newspapers of Ireland. In this capacity she was responsible for directing all of the industry body’s key initiatives and events, and managing all public policy.

In addition she was the organisation’s representative on News Media Europe’s advertising taskforce and is a member of the Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland (ASAI) complaints committee.

Ms Lenihan looks forward to reinvigorating the organisation by providing strategic policy direction, improving industry communication, launching new initiatives and refreshing some of the existing programmes.

The chairman of NewsBrands Ireland, Vincent Crowley commented: “We are delighted to announce the appointment of Ann Marie Lenihan as CEO of NewsBrands Ireland. She brings a depth of experience to the role and a palpable enthusiasmfor promoting the newspaper industry. She understands the unique needs of newspaper publishers and is highly respected by people working in NewsBrands Ireland’s client companies and in Irish media generally.”

Ann Marie Lenihan said: “I am excited to lead NewsBrands Ireland in this period when news media is developing and growing. I look forward to building upon the work achieved by NewsBrands Ireland over recent years to create an operating  environment that is favourable for newspaper publishers.”

In other changes to the organisation, Dara McMahon is leaving her role as director. Mr Crowley thanked Ms McMahon for her contribution during the two years that she worked with the organisation and wished her well in her future career.