WHAT IS TABS

WHO RUNS TABS

THE OFFICERS

  • Gerry Coleman – Chairperson

    Gerry worked in several major advertising agencies as account manager, and was General Manager of Brian Cronin & Associates. In 1990, he founded his own marketing and design company, Creative Resources Ltd, which he ran for 18 years.
  • Lesley Wallace – Vice-Chairperson

    Lesley has worked in marketing and media all her working life, both in advertising agencies and on the client side. She currently works with KDNine Ltd
  • Maureen Collins - Honorary Secretary

    Maureen worked in a number of advertising agencies at a senior level. She subsequently ran her own food services company for 25 years.
  • Allen Kiernan – Honorary Treasurer

    Allen has been working in advertising for the last 25 years in the financial area. He joined TABS in 2016.

THE COUNCIL

  • Tom Walsh

    Tom worked for most of his life with Independent Newspapers, and is a founder member of the TABS Golf Society which has raised hundreds of thousands for TABS over the years. He is the golfers’ delegate to TABS.

THE TRUSTEES

  • Bobby Gahan

    Bobby Gahan spent most of his career in RTE where he was Advertisement Sales Director and Assistant/Deputy Director-General. During his career, he was Chairman of the Advertising Press Club, President of the Publicity Club, Chairman of the Fellows of the Marketing Institute and holder of the McConnell Award for service to the advertising industry. He has been a TABS Trustee for more than 15 years.
  • Barry Kennedy

    Barry worked in advertising for 35 years. In 2013, he decided to pursue his passion for art and is currently studying Fine Art and Education in NCAD. Barry has been involved with the TABS Committee for over 10 years.
  • Murrough MacDevitt

    A Council member for the past 15 years, Murrough has been a Trustee of TABS since 2004. He worked in advertising for over 25 years with Wilson Hartnell Advertising, part of the Ogilvy Group.
  • Padraig Moran

    A qualified chartered accountant, Padraig worked in advertising for over 36 years before he retired in 2014. He joined Publicis formerly Quinn McDonnell Pattison in 1978 and was financial director for Publicis Ireland and Core Media.