Damian O'Broin CEO & Founder of Ask Direct

Damian leads Ask Direct, a fundraising and direct marketing agency based in Dublin. He helps charities understand, inspire and connect with their donors so that they can raise more money to do more great work. He’s passionate about doing fundraising better, treating donors better all with the goal of making the world better. 


Damian has been an activist and campaigner for many years. He is a former Deputy President of the Union of Students in Ireland and former chair of Friends of the Earth. He can still be found knocking on doors around election time and will happily argue political theory and tactics into the small hours. Ideally over a pint of beer.


In what little remains of his free time (he has two sons who take up most of that) he is an avid Dublin GAA fan and a long-suffering Watford supporter. He likes to get out for a run when time, energy and weather permit and he has been known to play the harmonica. Although it’s probably better for everyone that he doesn’t do that in public.