Andy Matthews – Triple M Media

Andy Matthews - Triple M MediaDublin born Andy Matthews has worked in radio for the past 24 years in Ireland the UK and Eastern Europe. Andy has won many awards for both programming and imaging. Having worked in local radio in Mayo, Kerry and Sligo, Andy moved to FM104 Dublin in 1997 as a presenter, moving to the Production Director role and onto the Deputy Programme Director role in 2002 taking the station back to number 1 while with the programming team. In 2008 Andy took on the Programme Directors role in Dublin's 98FM taking the station from a poorly performing number 2 station to number 1 market share in the Dublin market within 2 years. Andy set up Triple M Media in early 2010 and since has worked very successfully as a programming and content consultant with Bauer UK, Communicorp and the CN Group UK as well as some of the best Irish radio stations.

Andrea Martin - Media Lawyer

Andrea Martin - Media Law Consultancy & Training Andrea Martin is the founding partner of MediaLawyer, Solicitors, a boutique legal firm providing legal services to the media and entertainment industries. She is recognised internationally for her expertise in these areas and is considered one of Ireland’s most experienced media and entertainment lawyers. She advises leading Irish independent TV and radio production companies, publishers, writers, musicians and content providers across a range of traditional as well as digital media. Andrea is author of Quick Win Media Law Ireland: Answers to your top 100 Media Law Questions, the only up-to-date, ‘quick reference’ Irish handbook in this area. With a wealth of media law training experience, she has been the Legal Trainer with Learning Waves Skillnet for over 10 years as well as lecturing in third level institutes all across Ireland.

Elspeth Morrisson

Elspeth is an ex BBC Producer who took redundancy 14 years ago and did an MA in Voice Studies (MAVS) at Central School of Speech and Drama, in London.  She specialises in working with broadcasters in all areas of radio and TV news, docs, childrens, weather and some drama.  As well as the BBC, she works for Channel 4, Sky, Al Jazeera, CNN and ITN. Her main areas of expertise are: getting the voice to fit with the brand of the programme or station, identifying and using the appropriate voice for the job in hand and ensuring broadcasters sound interested in what they are saying. For example, when people are nervous they can sound monotone.  The flip side of this is they can go into repetitive sing songy tones. Or can become quite nasal.  My job is to make them clear and engaging, without the voice getting in the way of the stories.  Elspeth works with absolute beginners – such as on the Stephen Lawrence and Journalist Trainee Schemes, and with very experienced presenters, such as Mishal Hussein.

Eric Dixon - Eric Dixon Media Ltd

Eric Dixon - Eric Dixon Media

Eric Dixon has over 30 years experience as a journalist, presenter and media trainer. He has presented programmes on BBC and independent local radio stations covering a range of programmes from early morning Breakfast shows to a late night phone-in. He has also presented London's only all-news breakfast show on News Direct, produced by Reuters and ITN. As a print journalist he has written articles for The Observer, Daily Telegraph plus tabloid national newspapers. Eric's training experience includes media management for some of the world’s largest companies including: Astra Zeneca, Barclays, BAA, Bayer, Lloyds TSB and Vodafone to name but a few. In addition he coaches journalists, writers and presenters in voice, presentation, scripting and interview technique.

John Herlihy - Radio Kerry Training

Working in radio and voiceover since 1998, as a lecturer since 2001 and for Learning Waves since 2007, John Herlihy brings a range of experience as a presenter, producer and trainer to Learning Waves. John runs Radio Kerry Training which designs and delivers communications and broadcast training to public and private sectors and to secondary, third level and adult learners. His work is multi-award winning in imaging, short feature and documentary categories. John delivers the ‘Mastering your Adobe Audition Skills’ and ‘Advanced Adobe Audition Skills’ training courses. More here:


Eleanor O'Kelly-Lynch - Golden Apple Training

Eleanor O'Kelly Lynch, Golden Apple Training Eleanor O'Kelly-Lynch, Golden Apple Training delivers Professional Selling Skills training for Learning Waves - training which shows participants how the 'creative sell' works. The training is all about radio sales people learning how to build a solid, succesful reputation in radio by developing a portfolio of loyal, longterm and lucrative customers. Eleanor has worked in the independent radio sector for 12 years and will pass on proven tips and techniques which participants will find invaluable, especially during these tough, competitive times.



Glen Mulcahy - Innovation Lead, RTE

Glen Mulcahy, Innovation Lead, RTEGlen Mulcahy is Innovation Lead with RTÉ, Ireland's national public broadcaster, and over the last three years he has inspired and driven the growth of mobile journalism within RTÉ's newsroom and across other European broadcasters. Glen leads RTÉ's mobile journalism project ("mojo") and RTÉ is successfully using mobile devices and apps to create finished news stories for broadcast and online which reach the highest possible quality standards. He is also founder of Mojocon- the 1st international mobile journalism conference


Gerry Rooney - Managing Director, Acrux Consulting Ltd

Glen Mulcahy, Innovation Lead, RTEGerry is an expert in the design, delivery, and evaluation of learning and development interventions and strategies. HR, OD and Change Management strategies. Gerry works with private and public sector bodies evaluating and planning their leadership, people and change strategies to build high performance organisations. He is an excellent facilitator providing high quality training solutions to a variety of sectors. He is also a Practitioner Member of the Mediators Institue of Ireland (MII), where he served as the Institutes President from 2012-2015.


Justin Kings - Executive Media Training

Glen Mulcahy, Innovation Lead, RTEBased on almost 30 years of broadcasting experience, Justin Kings offers media advice and training, specializing on radio and social media. Acting as a Faculty Member of the Eurovision Academy, Justin has worked with more than 50 national TV and radio organizations over the past 6 years He was a member of the senior management team of the BBC's first multimedia news room. At the same time as running his own business, Justin led Bauer Radio's news operation in the North East of England between 2010 and 2013 with the team nominated for 25 industry awards during this time.


Marlese Louw - Founder, On The Button

Glen Mulcahy, Innovation Lead, RTE​Marlese has 10 years training experience combined with 10 years business experience in marketing and retail which provides a unique combination of skills that enable her to see problems and solutions from both sides of the table. She completed a Diploma in Software Support in 1996 and received a MOS Master Trainer Certification from Microsoft in 2000. She spent 9 years in charge of all of Harvey Norman's advertising in ROI and NI. Marlese started On The Button in 2013 which is a business focused on finding sticking points within businesses and implementing workflow improvements, new systems, workshops and training to improve efficiencies of team members. 


Mark Richardson & Associates

Mark Richardson has 20 years' experience delivering training in a variety of industries ranging from the radio industry, pharmaceutical industry, motor industry, financial sector, hospitality industry, wedding industry and many more. Qualified through the Irish Institute of Training & Development, Mark specialises in sales training, communication skills, behavioural skills, presentation skills and recruitment and performance management.