April Redmond, Global Brand Vice President – Unilever

April commenced her role as Global Brand Vice President at Unilver in January 2017.

Prior to this April was Chief Marketing Officer for Kerry Foods, moving into this role in August of 2011. Previous to this she was the Marketing Director for Kerry Foods in Ireland. April started her Sales and Marketing career in the early 1990s as a Marketing Coordinator for a small start up called California Sun Care in Los Angeles and was promoted to VP of Marketing a short time after being hired.

During her career, she also spent a number of years working on agency side in business development for a small creative shop in North Eastern USA. She used that experience to start her own marketing consulting firm, specialising in internet and ecommerce technology.

Post the burst of the dot com bubble, April spent a year ‘finding herself’ and pursing a Master of Arts in Gastronomy with Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and Australia and then went back to client side, holding a range of senior marketing positions at The Coca-Cola Company and Diageo.

April has won numerous awards for Marketing Effectiveness and Creativity. She is passionate about Food, Creativity and Corporate Social Responsibility; and she has a wealth of International experience across Europe, North and South America and Asia. Her motto is: making a meaningful difference in the world and making a profit do not have to be mutually exclusive.