Managing Director of Communiqué International, Peter Finnegan designs and directs a wide range of communications consultancy and skills-development projects across the public and private sectors. He works in Ireland, Europe, Western Balkans, Africa and the US. In addition, he acts as a facilitator of strategy development including the development and implementation of internal and external communication strategies for some of the world’s leading companies.
Peter presents regularly at conferences and seminars where he has focused on topics as diverse as ‘Media Communications in Political Campaigns’, ‘The Power and Influence of the Media in a Contemporary Environment’, ‘The Public Face of Risk & Crisis Management in Ireland’, ‘Defence of the Corporate Realm – Managing Media Communications in a Crisis’, ‘Taking the Selling out of Selling’ and ‘Winning Business through Communicating Value’.
Peter holds an MSc in Executive Leadership from the University of Ulster and Boston College.
Aibhlín McCrann is a Director of Communiqué International and specializes in strategy development, stakeholder engagement, and the communication elements of change management and organisational restructuring. Her expertise as a facilitator is acknowledged globally and she engages with groups of all sizes in the private, community and voluntary and public sectors.
In addition, she produces a wide variety of other copy for clients including newsletters, speeches, media releases and press statements.
Aibhlín also has considerable media experience as a performer, spokesperson and freelance writer. She has had a long-term involvement with the arts both as a practitioner and organizer of national and international cultural events.
She holds BA, B.MUS degrees from University College Dublin, is currently a board member of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, served as a member of the board of the Traditional Music Archive (2002-2005) and was Deputy Chairman of The Irish Arts Council.
Ruaidhri Finnegan is Communique’s Director of Personal Communications, having worked as a corporate communications consultant for 8 years at a c-suite level.
With a background in digital and experiential marketing, he has worked with national and global brands on strategy, crisis communications, change management and the development of business pitches.
Ruaidhri’s core expertise is in enabling business leaders to build and leverage off their personal brand to achieve tangible business and life outcomes.
He works with leadership clients in Dublin, London, New York and San Francisco, and has led and implemented successful personal branding campaigns across a variety of sectors including in the hedge fund, banking, energy consulting and property industries.
David O’ Donovan
David O’Donovan specializes in assisting developing countries to design national strategies and institutional structures to build competitiveness through innovation, increased foreign direct investment, and the development of local indigenous industry.
David has worked on projects for a wide range of international organisations including the EU (Framework contracts, technical assistance projects, EU Twinning Projects), the World Bank, the Economic Commission for Latin America and Caribbean, and the OAS.
Regions and countries worked in for include Africa (Tanzania), South Asia (Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka), Central Asia (Kazakhstan), Eastern Europe (Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Serbia), Middle East, (Egypt, Iran, Kuwait, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen) South America (Colombia and Peru and Central America and Caribbean (Antigua & Barbuda and Belize).
Dermot has held senior management and leadership roles in the public and private sector since 1986.
He advises on strategy formulation & review, organisational development, change management, strategic HR & recruitment and business planning.
Dermot has particular expertise in the public sector and in the cultural, community and voluntary sectors.
As an experienced facilitator and researcher Dermot works closely with Boards, CEO’s, management teams and external stakeholders to devise client-focused strategic solutions.
Dermot is a graduate of Trinity College where he was elected Foundation Scholar (1981-86) and graduated with a First Class Honours BA in Early & Modern Irish (1983) and M.Sc. in Organisational Behaviour (2011)