Áine is an award winning entrepreneur, broadcaster, and Chair of the Board at Rethink Ireland.
Áine was Co-Founder and COO of Kinzen, which was acquired by Spotify in October 2022, and is now a director at Spotify, heading up its Content Safety Analysis team. She was also Managing Editor of Storyful, acquired by News Corporation.
Áine is a two-time graduate of Dublin City University with a Bachelor of Education (B’Ed) and Masters in Journalism (MAJ). She is a Fellow of the Sulzberger Leadership Program in Columbia University, NYC and will graduate with a Masters in Business (MSC) from University College Cork in 2023.
A former Global Head of Journalism Partners at Facebook in New York, Áine has worked for Ireland’s main broadsheet newspapers. She continues to work as a broadcaster with RTÉ. Áine is a member of the Gaisce Council (overseeing the President of Ireland’s award for young people) and chair of The Shona Project.
Monaghan football is the great love and heartache of her life. Áine’s real boss in life is her five year old daughter Anna Maya – Anna after her own mother and Maya after Maya Angelou whose writings have been a great inspiration to Áine.