ASH Ireland is delighted to welcome Walter (Wally) Young as the newest member of our Board of Directors.
ASH Ireland continually seeks people at board level who have the motivation and expertise to continue the fight against tobacco – and Wally’s reputation and vast experience from over 20 years as ASH Ireland’s council is well established.
Wally brings a wealth of experience from a long and distinguished career specialising in crisis media planning and execution.
He is a former head of Defence Forces Media Relations, retiring in 1996 to establish Young Communications. He was engaged as Communications Adviser to ASH Ireland for 20 years up to 2017.
Some of his career highlights include working as Media Adviser (part time) to President Michael D. Higgins, having held a similar appointment with President Mary McAleese, whom he advised in the 1997 election campaign.
ASH Ireland is currently involved in a number of projects which can further reduce the impact of smoking and nicotine addiction on Irish society, and we will greatly benefit from Wally’s enthusiasm, knowledge and vast experience.
– Dr Patrick Doorley, Chairman, ASH Ireland