INTERNATIONAL. Sinead moodie was promoted to Chief Administrative Officer and Head of ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) of The Moodie Davitt Report, effective January 1. Sinead will replace Victoria Willey, who takes a step back to focus on her family from January 21.
Based in Pontardawe, Wales, Sinead ([email protected]) was previously responsible for subscriptions and production, a position she had held since 2012 after joining the company in 2007. Her new responsibilities include management finance, business administration and relations with service providers.
It is supported in its administrative function by Bob wilby, The Moodie Davitt ReportLong-time Deputy Managing Director of who joined the company part-time in 2020.
Moodie Davitt Report Founder and Chairman Martin Moodie said, âSinead’s promotion is well deserved. She has been a key part of our 15-year market-leading team, working closely with our business partners and becoming known for her efficiency, attention to detail and exceptional work ethic. As we continue to lead the company in today’s turbulent industry and publishing climate, these qualities will serve us well.
âHis appointment also reinforces, of course, the family identity of the company, a key element of our success for 20 years. Along with Editor Irene Revilla, VP Sales & Events & FAB Editor Sarah Genest, and Editor & Digital Marketing Manager Hannah Tan-Gillies, she is our fourth female Head of department, which we are particularly proud of.
âSinead’s appointment as ESG Manager – a first for the travel retail publishing industry – is also notable. Never have environmental, social and governance issues been so important. A deep sense of corporate social responsibility has always been fundamental to the Moodie Davitt report and we pride ourselves on our record of giving back and helping to rally our industry around good causes.
âNow we plan to step up our focus across the entire ESG spectrum, ensuring that our internal and external philosophy, practices and transparency are of the highest standard. “
Moodie thanked Victoria Willey (married to the company’s chief technology officer, Matt Willey) for her excellent service since joining the company in 2012 as head of research. âVictoria has done a tremendous job for us over the years as Director of Research, Director of Administration and COO,â he said.
âShe has been a particularly important sounding board for me and her support has been particularly appreciated during this protracted COVID-19 pandemic. After giving birth to her baby girl Evangeline in 2019, Victoria returned part-time to help us through the crisis. She did and so much more.
Sinead’s role as head of subscriptions and administration was assumed (also in January) by Kristyn branisel, also based in Pontardawe.
Kristyn ([email protected]), originally from Boston, USA, has a dual major in English and Spanish from Worcester State University, Massachusetts and a PGCE in Secondary Modern Foreign Languages ââ(Spanish and French) from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David -Swansea Campus.
For the past four years she has served as a Senior Administrator in the High Court Enforcement Group in Swansea.