The IA Committee

PRESIDENT

Angela Connolly, Conbu Interior Design

T +353 (0)86 826 9995

E president@theinteriorsassociation.ie

www.conbuinteriordesign.ie

Angela joined the Interiors Association committee in 2012. Angela was elected President in 2014 and re-elected during our last AGM.

Angela's main focus involves:

  • Business planning, strategies, marketing & communications
  • Education - CPDs & Full Day Workshops
  • Organisation of conferences and social events
  • Participation at trade shows

Angela's passion for interior design is complemented by more than a decade of project management experience. Angela brings exceptional organisational skills, attention to detail and a strong appreciation of deadlines. Angela is based in Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin.

 

TREASURER

Karen Hughes, Emerald Interior Design

T +353 (0) 87 988 2077

E: treasurer@theinteriorsassociation.ie

www.emeraldinteriordesign.ie

Karen has now moved from the Vice President role to Treasurer with responsibility for managing the financial affairs and budget of Interiors Association. 

 

Karen's primary focus involves:

    • Financial Management of The Interiors Association Accounts
    • Accounts Receivable and Payable
    • Financial Administration, Banking, Bookkeeping and Record Keeping
    • Credit Control
    • Financial Planning and Budgeting

 

Karen also manages the Interiors Association newsletter, social media and CPDs. Karen has been on the Interiors Association committee since 2014.

Karen has established a reputation for delivering imaginative and distinctive interiors and is based in Pelletstown, Co Meath.

 

VICE PRESIDENT / MEMBERSHIP CO-ORDINTATOR

Louise Higgins, Aspire Design

 

T +353 (086) 399 9926

E membership@theinteriorsassociation.ie

www.aspiredesign.ie

Louise joined the Interiors Association Committee in January 2017 as Membership Co-Ordinator and moved to Vice President in 2019.

Louise's main focus involves:

      • Membership promotion & recruitment
      • Membership application processing
      • Liaise with Interiors Association committee members
      • Promote the Interiors Association

Louise is based in Clane, Co Kildare.

 

EVENT CO-ORDINATOR

TBA, Event Co-ordinator's main focus involves:

      • Create event proposals which fit member requirements 
      • Plan events - source venue & build relationships with venue event managers, manage costs & delegate lists
      • Communicate with IA Committee to create effective advertisements for each event, & when necessary produce marketing materials such as print and Internet advertisements for individual events
      • Create sales opportunities for future events 
      • Survey members annually re event requirements/needs
      • Report on past & future events at Interiors Association AGM

STUDENT CO-ORDINATOR

Adele Roche

E education@theinteriorsassociation.ie

www.adeleroche.ie

Adele joined the committee in 2019 and her main focus involves:

      • Liaising with educational bodies and students
      • Promoting the IA & increase student membership numbers
      • Supporting students in their selection of third level education design courses & guide design graduates whilst providing information on career opportunities
      • Compiling content for the annual Student Night event - Organise the venue, speakers, material from Corporate Partners
      • Follow-up on enquiries from Student Night
      • Building an educational body membership database

MARKETING CO-ORDINATOR

Jackie Carton

E marketing@theinteriorsassociation.ie

Jackie joined the committee in 2019 and her main focus involves:

      • The Interiors Association Marketing plan
      • The Interiors Association Rebrand
      • Production of promotional material etc

ULSTER CHAPTER

Robert McAllister, McAllister Interiors

T +442830861372

E UlsterChapter@theinteriorsassociation.ie

www.mcallisterinteriors.com

Robert joined the Interiors Association committee in January 2018. Robert's main focus involves:

      • Membership promotion & recruitment in Northern Ireland
      • Promote the Interiors Association
      • Liaise with Interiors Association committee members

Robert is based in Newry, Co. Down.

 

 

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