Meet the Team

Patricia Callan
Patricia Callan Director of Drinks Ireland

“By knowing and understanding our members better, we can be more effective in telling their individual stories of entrepreneurship, innovation, heritage and authenticity, which helps us to improve the reputation of the Irish drinks industry both at home and abroad.”

Director, Drinks Ireland (2017 to date). The trade association representing brewers, distillers, brand owners and distributors on the island of Ireland, Drinks Ireland’s members include multinationals as well as smaller and newer market entrants such as microbreweries and distilleries. With Ibec since 1997 and most recently Director of the Small Firms Association, Patricia Callan is a regular participant at high level national and EU level fora. MA in International Studies (UL), BA in Economics (TCD), Diploma in Management (DIT), Diploma in Employment Law (NCI).

Mobile: +353 87 6999345

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Jonathan McDade
Senior Executive in Drinks Ireland, Head of Beer, Cider and Wine
Tel: +353 (0)16051688
Mobile: +353 87 6253551

Emma O'Brien
Campaign Manager Drinks Ireland
Tel: +353 (0)16051738
Mobile: +353 87 342 0676

Vincent McGovern
Head of Spirits in Drinks Ireland
Tel: +353 (0)16051550
Mobile: +353 87 6821388

William Lavelle
Head of Irish Whiskey Association in Drinks Ireland
Tel: +353 (0)16051653
Mobile: +353 87 7112063

Miriam Mooney
Legal Advisor for Irish Whiskey in Drinks Ireland
Tel: +353 (0)16051716
Mobile: +353 87 2145597

Carleen Madigan
Legal Advisor for Irish Whiskey in Drinks Ireland
Tel: +353 (0)16051519
Mobile: +353 87 4007290

Media queries should be directed to Q4PR:

Colin Taylor
Tel: +353 (0)1 475 1444
Mobile: +353 (0)86 467 1748