Leading Irish communications agency, Springboard Communications today announced appointments to its new Advisory Board.  Pat Lucey, co-founder and former Chief Executive Officer of Aspira, and Rory Dennis, co-founder and former General Manager North America of Amplience Ltd will provide strategic advice on the future growth of the agency.

Speaking on the announcement, Susie Horgan, Managing Director and Founder of Springboard Communications said: “I am delighted to welcome Pat and Rory to our new Advisory Board. Their experience and insights, especially in key areas like digital transformation and project management, will be invaluable as we navigate the next phase of our evolution and growth. This significant milestone for Springboard reinforces our commitment to delivering exceptional results for our clients and shaping the future of communications.” 

Pat Lucey was co-founder of Aspira, an international consultancy delivering technology, project management and business advisory services. He served as its CEO and chairperson until 2022, overseeing its growth from a six-person, Irish-only organisation to a 280-person international firm. Pat is the first Irish person to be elected to the Board of Directors of the global Project Management Institute (PMI).

Rory, is co-founder of the digital experience management company, Amplience. He opened its North American branch in 2013 and grew the team to 40 and $15M in annual recurring revenue (ARR). Having exited to private equity in 2022, Rory is now an advisor to early-stage tech and related companies. 

Commenting on his appointment, Pat said: “Having witnessed the agency’s dedication to excellence first-hand as a client, I am eager to contribute to its continued success. I see tremendous potential to leverage structured methodologies in a way that will streamline processes and enhance project delivery for clients. Together, we will chart a course for growth and ensure Springboard remains at the forefront of the industry.”  

Rory added: “This is an exciting opportunity to bring my background in digital experience and strategic business development. I look forward to collaborating with Susie and her talented team to deliver innovative solutions to continue delivering impact for their current and future clients.”

Springboard Communications is the 2023 PRCA Agency of the Year and works with global and Irish-based clients on their external and internal communications. They have just launched a dedicated sustainability communications service offering. For further information visit springboardcommunications.ie.

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