Jean Callanan who now chairs the Irish Hospice Foundation, is a Marketing Strategist and a Book Midwife.
Born in Dublin she studied History and Politics in UCD and did her post-grad in the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium.
Jean has worked as a Senior Marketing Executive and Executive Director in Unilever, Waterford Crystal, and Guinness Ireland both within Ireland and internationally. The positions she has held include Global Brand Manager of Unilever flagship brand Magnum, and Marketing Director of Kibon, Argentina.
Having gained extensive experience of the international publishing her expertise includes helping authors as a ‘book midwife’. She is also a coach and mentor.
She has been on the board of the Irish Hospice Foundation since autumn 2018 and says she “was very honoured to become chair of this wonderful organisation.