EDAA Board

EDAA officers

Townsend Feehan

CEO, IAB Europe; Chair of EDAA

Townsend Feehan is CEO of IAB Europe. Prior to joining IAB Europe, Townsend worked for Microsoft Legal & Corporate Affairs in Brussels and ran EU industry associations in the ICT, consumer electronics and biotechnology sectors. She previously represented Microsoft on IAB Europe’s Board. Townsend has an M. Phil. in European policy from the University of Edinburgh.

Mathilde Fiquet

EU Legal Affairs Manager at FEDMA

Mathilde coordinates the work of the FEDMA (Federation of European Direct and Interactive Marketing) EU Legal Affairs Committee and focuses on all issues relating to data protection and privacy for the Data-Driven Marketing sector. She also works on self-regulation, the review of the code of practice of FEDMA on use of personal data for direct marketing, and dialogue with the Article 29 Working Party. She holds a Master’s degree in European Public Affairs from the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands.

Dominic Lyle

Director-General of EACA; Treasurer of EDAA

Dominic Lyle has been the Director-General of EACA, the European Association of Communications Agencies, since May 2002, having previously spent 25 years in the communications business. Dominic is a regular speaker at industry events such as National Advertising Festivals, or International Awards, including the Golden Rose of Montreux, Golden Drum and the Rainbow Marble. EACA organises the annual Euro Effies Awards for effective advertising.

Dominic can be contacted at: dominic.lyle[at]eaca[dot]eu

EDAA Board Members

Max von Abendroth, Executive Director, European Magazine Media Association (EMMA) max Max von Abendroth joined EMMA in January 2005 as Director of Communications and Sustainability. He became Executive Director of EMMA in September 2009. He used to work at the German Association of Magazine Publishers, VDZ, and is the initiator of the Future Media Lab.(www.futuremedialab.info). Max holds a degree in Economics and Business Administration from Witten/Herdecke University, Germany.

Email: max.abendroth[at]magazinemedia[dot]eu
Axel Debry, Public Affairs Manager, World Federation of Advertisers axelA Belgian national, born and bred in Brussels, Axel joined the World Federation of Advertisers in March 2016 as Public Affairs Manager. He was previously Project Officer for the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA), a Strategic Consultant for IBM Global Business Services and a Communications Intern at the United Nations Secretariat in New York City. He holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations from the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) and speaks English and French.

Email: a[dot]debry[at]wfanet[dot]org
Masa Lampret masa, Communications and EU Affairs Manager at ACT, Association of Commercial Television (ACT) in Europe since 2015, which represents the interest of leading commercial broadcasters in 37 European countries since 2015. Before, she worked as Public Affairs associate in the Brussels office of a public affairs consulting company APCO Worldwide and as PR adviser in Pristop, one of the largest regional PR agencies in Slovenia. She holds a BA in Economics, Marketing from University of Ljubljana and a MA in European Studies from Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL). She is Slovenian national and speaks English, French and Croatian.

Email: ml[at]acte[dot]be
Julia Maier-Hauff is Secretary General at the Association of European Radios (AER) juliaJulia Maier-Hauff has been Secretary General of AER since 2011. She is also a lawyer in charge of European Affairs at Verband Privater Rundfunk und Telemedien (VPRT) since 2001, and has been deeply involved in all major EU regulatory decision-making processes concerning private media, especially the TV Without Frontiers and the Telecom Package reviews.

Email: julia.maierhauff[at]aereurope[dot]org
Charo Fernando Magarzo, Deputy General Director, AUTOCONTROL charoCharo Fernando Magarzo is the Deputy Director General of the Spanish Advertising SRO (Association for Self-Regulation of Commercial Communication, AUTOCONTROL) and is also Vice-Chairman of the European Advertising Standards Alliance (EASA). Charo Fernando Magarzo holds a PhD in Law from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), Spain and acts as an Interim Full Professor of Commercial Law at the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) and she has also authored numerous publications in the field of industrial property, unfair competition and advertising law.

Email: charo[dot]Fernando[at]autocontrol[dot]es
Conor Murray, Head of Regulatory and Public Affairs, Association of Television and Radio Sales Houses conor Conor Murray is the Head of Regulatory and Public Affairs at egta, the association of television and radio sales houses. He previously spent five years at the European Commission and has been living and working in Brussels for the past eight years. egta is the trade association of television and radio sales houses that commercialise the advertising space of both private and public TV/radio channels all over Europe and beyond. egta aims to make sure the voice of sales houses are heard in all relevant debates and to pave the way for a better regulatory environment for the European advertising and media industries to flourish.

Email: conor.murray[at]egta[dot]com
Angela Mills Wade, Director, Europe Analytica (EA) – Executive Director, European Publishers Council (EPC) angela Angela Mills Wade has been the Executive Director of the European Publishers’ Council (EPC), a high level lobby group of Chairmen and Chief Executives of major European media corporations since 1991. Previously, Angela has worked as Head of European Affairs and Special Issues at the UK Advertising Association; European Executive for the ITV Companies’ Association and Assistant European Executive at the Retail Consortium.

Email: angela.mills-wade[at]epceurope[dot]eu
Carolin Wehrhahn, European Newspaper Publishers Association (ENPA) carolinCarolin Wehrhahn is a fully qualified lawyer, with degrees from the Humboldt University of Berlin (Germany), Jean Moulin University-Lyon III (France) and Sorbonne University in Paris. She is a recognised legal expert on media issues and European policy. Carolin speaks German, English and French.