John Fanning

Photograph of Council Member John Fanning

John Fanning is a specialist in advertising, branding, marketing and communication and currently lectures on these areas at UCD’s Smurfit School of Business. He was Managing Director of McConnell’s Advertising for more than 30 years, is the author of The Importance of Being Branded: An Irish Perspective (Liffey Press, 2006) and many articles in the press. He has a long-standing commitment to the arts, and has served on the boards of the Abbey Theatre and Rough Magic Theatre company.  He has recently completed a PhD in the English Department in UCD  on the cultural connections between Thomas Kinsella, Sean Ó Riada and T.K. Whitaker in the 1950s and 1960s.

Date of appointment: 7 October 2011
Length of tenure: 5 years

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22 April 2014: Arts Council Plenary Minutes (March 2014) (PDF, 0.07 MB)
15 April 2014: Irish Arts Sector - Private Investment Report (PDF, 1.16 MB)
10 April 2014: Arts Council Prompt Payments Report January-March 2014 (PDF, 0.46 MB)