New officers elected at MMAI AGM

Members of the Motoring Media Association of Ireland (MMAI) gathered in Dublin this week for their Annual General Meeting (AGM), where new officers were elected to the MMAI Committee for 2024.

Daragh Keany succeeds Joe Rayfus as the new chair of the MMAI. Mark Noble was elected as the new vice-chair, the role formerly held by Keany.

Daragh Keany, the new chair of the MMAI.

It was unanimously agreed that David Walshe, Martin McCarthy and Caroline Kidd will remain in their respective roles of secretary, treasurer and PRO.

Michael Sheridan and Paul White were elected to the awards executive and will be joined by the chair Daragh Keany to oversee the planning and organisation of the annual Irish Car of the Year and Irish Van of the Year awards, Ireland’s most prestigious and widely recognised motoring accolades for over 40 years.

Only members of the MMAI are eligible to vote in these awards, which determine the best new cars and vans to be launched each year.

Joe Rayfus and John Galvin were elected to join vice-chair Mark Noble on the Association’s members executive, which oversees membership criteria.

Membership of the MMAI is restricted to media professionals currently producing original motoring related content in Ireland, with membership eligibility reviewed on an annual basis.