Behind every successful mission, there’s a dedicated team whose passion and commitment drive the wheels of change. At Flossie and the Beach Cleaners, our team is a vibrant tapestry of individuals who have come together with a shared purpose—to protect our oceans and marine life from the relentless grip of plastic pollution.
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Following stints in the Jefferson Smurfit Group, Guinness and the European Commission, Robert Cairnduff has been involved in digital medical education for over 25 years. Robert was COO of pharmaceutical e-learning company FDS and then COO of 3D4Medical Ltd., which produced the medical education product, Complete Anatomy, which went on to revolutionise anatomical education. When 3D4Medical was purchased by Elsevier, the largest medical publisher in the world, Robert became Director of Innovation for Global Medical Education.
Background in tourism public relations and event coordination. Most recently, a three-day ‘Remote Hydrography’ conference and exhibition in Dublin Castle on behalf of The Hydrographic Society UK & Irl.
Marine journalist and founding editor of Inshore Ireland/Ocean Focus publication (2005-2021)
Interests include: 365 open-water swimming (Antarctica 2020), gardening, music, cooking, hill-walking and travel.
Having trained as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG, Padraig Keogan spent nine years with Quinlan Private (now Avestus Capital Partners).
Since then he has held senior finance positions with a variety of companies from SME’s to US multinationals. Padraig is currently Finance Director with Caterhire and Hireall.
Marketing & Operations
Jane O’Keeffe is a marketing and operations leader with a global career spanning multi-national brand companies, NGO’s and international advertising agencies. She’s worked at senior management level, with responsibility for business strategy and driving performance.
A strong track record in successful advertising campaigns for Irish and international brands, Jane has worked in advertising agencies of record, including Rothco, TBWA and McCann Erickson. With an effective focus on delivering results and optimising structures, Jane has led a number of extensive optimisation projects, including overseeing supplier restructuring and budget optimisation in Kellogg’s Europe.
Jane has a keen understanding of cause related communications campaigns, having worked with a range of stakeholders across multi-discipline companies and NGO’s. These include working with the Department of the Environment on the Climate Change campaign; Account Director on the Breast Check
and Cervical Check communications campaigns, working with the National Cancer Screening Service and; Head of Marketing in Oxfam Ireland working across a variety of campaigns including climate change
awareness. Jane is a qualified yoga teacher and teaches a weekly class at the Dublin Simon Community.
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