Áine Brolly

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Aine Ardlinn

Áine is an entrepreneur having established various businesses and brands within group company structures over the last 20 years.

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In November 2015, she founded Ardlinn as Cpl group’s executive search brand with the aim of building an international executive search brand specialising in the recruitment of D and C-level candidates alongside complimentary advisory and consulting services. In March 2020, Áine officially acquired Ardlinn from the Cpl group.

Ardlinn has been a phenomenal success in its first couple of years having delivered numerous strategic consulting and executive recruitment assignments across Europe, the Middle East and the US. Prior to joining Cpl as an executive in August 2015, Áine had spent over three years as SVP Business Development with Invest Northern Ireland in San Francisco where she led a team responsible for driving Foreign Direct Investment and International trade and export. She successfully secured 12 US investments into NI during her tenure. Prior to Invest NI, Áine was a Director of Executive Search for London-based Penna plc, a global HR services company where she led their executive recruitment practice in Ireland and latterly Europe.

Áine is also a board member of Skillnet Ireland, a business support agency of the Government of Ireland with a mandate to advance the competitiveness, productivity and innovation of Irish businesses through enterprise-led workforce development. In 2019, she completed the Deloitte/30% club board training. Áine possesses a Law degree from QUB and a Masters in Opera from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. She is also an accredited psychometric assessor and executive coach.

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