Aidan McCullen

Aidan McCullen

Organisational Change Consultant, Author, Host of ‘The Innovation Show’ Podcast, and Lecturer at Trinity College Dublin

A former Irish Rugby International turned Transformation Consultant, Aidan is an advocate of what he calls ‘Permanent Reinvention’ for individuals, organisations and life. He is a busy and frequent conference speaker on topics such as Cognitive Bias, Inclusion and Digital and Innovation strategy. 


Aidan is the host and founder of the Global Innovation Show, broadcast on RTE and the only English-speaking show on Finland’s Business FM and writer of The Thursday Thought weekly blog. He is Senior Consultant with Flow Consulting Group, where he works with organisations to radically change how they interact and engage with each other.

Aidan has over 100 caps for Leinster, Toulouse and London Irish and is a full Ireland Rugby International. Aidan is a champion for change and has evolved in his own career after rugby.  He worked in transformation for digital, innovation and now culture and leadership.

He developed the digital eco-system for Communicorp Radio Group, served as Head of Innovation for RTE (National broadcaster), worked as an innovation consultant for Global company Katawave and sat on the board of the Irish Internet Association.

He also developed and delivers a module on Emerging Trends and Technology in Trinity College Business School, ranked 1st in Ireland and in the top 100 globally.


You may want to go deeper into a topic for your audience. The keynote topics can be tailored and developed to suit your audience needs, be it a 90-minute Masterclass, a half-day or full-day workshop or a full online or face-to-face programme. Please contact one of our expert team to discuss.

  • Social Media Landscape & Strategy
  • Business Disruption
  • Digital Publishing Strategy
  • Future Trends and Technology
  • Innovation in Advertising
  • The Future of Publishing
  • Business and Sport



“Aidan was a fantastic facilitator and teacher for the day and encouraged participation from everyone. It has been a long time since I have seen a group of managers engage fully like that in a course.”  Fran Carey, HR Partner, Mastercard

“Aidan was MC for one of our biggest events of the year, the Chartered Accountants Ireland annual conference. Aidan’s role was pivotal, providing a consistent voice throughout the day, linking session, introducing and interviewing speakers. Aidan brought gravitas to the event and added real value with his insightful and provocative questions during the panel sessions. Importantly Aidan engaged the audience, making them feel welcome and at ease by his openness, his insights and humour.” Joseph Carroll, Chartered Accountants Ireland

“We had a pleasure to have Aidan delivering keynote presentations at several EGTA events in the past. Aidan has a rare talent of blending high-quality content, translating complex ideas into understandable and thought-provoking messages. And all that delivered by Aidan in a light and engaging manner with a healthy touch of humour. We were glad to recommend Aidan to some of our members for their events and received only complimentary feedback.”  Yuri Loburets, Director EGTA

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