Creative Business Leaders Lunch


Paddy Power, Head of Communications, Paddy Power Bookmakers

The communications and mischief marketing expert Paddy Power, will detail his firm’s most successful branding stunts and how they helped Paddy Power become one of the most recognisable names in business. Paddy brings humour and mischief to marketing, making him a very entertaining and memorable speaker.


Derek McGrath, CEO, The Curragh Racecourse

A veterinary surgeon by qualification, Derek comes to the position with a strong history of achievement in the sports and leisure sector, most notably as Chief Executive of European Rugby Cup Ltd from 2000 to 2014. In this position Derek had full responsibility for the European Club Rugby competitions, the Heineken Cup and the Amlin Challenge Cup. Derek has also represented Ireland at senior international level in rugby.

Sonia Deasy, Co-Founder, Pestle & Mortar Skincare

Beauty is a notoriously difficult industry to crack, but with solid backgrounds in family business, the Newbridge duo behind Pestle & Mortar seem to have discovered the trick. Established in 2014 the business has gone from strength to strength and is hugely successful.


Peter Carey, Chief Executive, Kildare County Council

The Business Support Unit of Kildare County Council incorporates the Local Enterprise Office and the Economic Development Team to form a central point of contact for existing and prospective businesses. One of the main objectives of Kildare County Council is to attract, retain and grow businesses to help build a strong and sustainable local economy. As CEO, Peter Carey heads up 900 staff leading one of the fastest growing counties in the country.

MC For The Day, Tracy Piggott, RTE











  • Table of 10 €900



  • Individual Tickets €100


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