As it prepares to celebrate 45 years in business in 2023, Windmill Lane has made a number of senior appointments following a buoyant start to 2022.
Ed Smith has joined Windmill as head of operations while Jason Gaffney has been appointed as marketing manager. Louise Ní Chonchúir, meanwhile, has joined the business VFX producer.
Smith joins the Windmill Lane team after 18 years with Boulder Media where he was head of post-production. “I fell in love with all things post production while working so closely with the Windmill crew over the last few years. When the opportunity arose to work with such an incredible team on so many challenging and dynamic projects , I knew I had to grab it with both hands,” he says.
Gaffney, meanwhile, has spent the last six years with LinkedIn working as an account director having previously worked with, among others, Boys + Girls and IFTN. “Coming from a film and marketing background I have worked across; film, tv, commercials and tech for the last 10 years. Working as marketing manager for a business as reputable as Windmill Lane felt like a natural progression as well as a great opportunity,” he adds.
For her part, Ní Chonchúir, who is based in the Kerry Gaeltacht says: “The opportunity to be involved in such a vibrant and ambitious organisation was a huge draw for me. I’m based in the west of Ireland (Ventry Co.Kerry) which is one of the few remaining Ghaeltacht areas. I’m excited to be involved in some amazing upcoming projects and it’s a pleasure to join such a wonderful team at such a pivotal and exciting time!”
“As we near 45 years in business – our ambition has not abated even slightly. In fact I believe recent hires represent an intention to grow, diversify and to stay on the forefront of technological advancements – key to our corporate objectives. Through the appointments of Louise, Ed and Jason – we are harvesting over 40 years of knowledge and experience across our key sectors,” says Windmill Lane’s CEO, Dave Quinn.