Meet the team


The ASA is delighted to welcome Valerie Abbott.  A seasoned event management professional, Valerie comes to the ASA from Abbey Conference and Events where she successfully managed a host of national and international events and conferences for large clients within the not-for-profit sector.  Prior to that, Valerie held the role of events manager for the Irish Cancer Society.


Valerie brings a wealth of event and project management, organisational and administrative and customer service experience to the ASA.  As well as managing the day-to-day operations of the organisation, Valerie will also be responsible for leading all of the ASA’s membership activities.


Her appointment comes at an important time for the association.  Not only is the ASA more active than ever with a large number of ASA events planned annually, but membership numbers are also at their highest level since the ASA was established in 1942, with current numbers exceeding 1,700.


Speaking about her appointment, Valerie said that she was looking forward to working closely with the ASA Council and with members.  “I look forward to the opportunity to play a part in the ASA continuing to deliver a range of services and events that will be of benefit to each and every member,” she said.


“I look forward to meeting members over the coming months and hearing any suggestions or comments they might have.” Valerie will be based in the Irish Farm Centre and will support the ASA Council in the successful delivery of its strategy.  She can be contacted on T: 01 460 3682 or