Marie has worked in media and full service advertising for the past 32 years. Experience spans categories such as cars, fast food, travel and publishing 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 a career at FCB and Leo Burnett. Initially buying TV airtime but later developed her skills as a planner and strategist.
Marie left advertising for 3 years to work at the BBC but returned to media in 2000. For 13 years she led the Strategy team at Havas Media, rising to Managing Partner. In 2013 she set up a consultancy working with brands such as Kew Gardens and Visit London. Marie joined VCCP as Chief Strategy Officer (Media) in 2015 and loves being back in an integrated agency working on clients such as The Royal British Legion, Saga and Cadburys.