Marie has worked in Media and full service advertising for the past 32 years. Her early experience spans fmcg categories such as cars, fast food and national newspapers in addition to 10 years working at a senior level on brands such as Nationwide Building Society, the BBC, EDF and The National Lottery.
She studied advertising in Dublin before moving to London in 1985 to pursue her career at FCB and Leo Burnett. Marie then began working in TV airtime buying but later developed her skills as a planner and strategist. She left advertising for 3 years to work at the BBC but returned to media in 2000. For 13 years she has led the Strategy team at Havas Media, rising to Managing Partner. In 2013 setting up her own consultancy working with brands such as Kew Gardens and Visit London. Following a consultancy project she was then asked to join VCCP as Chief Strategy Officer (Media), working on clients such as The Royal British Legion, Saga and Cadburys.