Aisling Ryan is Managing Partner and Global Consulting Principal at The Corporate Practice at WPP. A seasoned strategist, Aisling founded The Corporate Practice with the belief that impact is accelerated by partnership between corporates, government and NGOs. She consults across multiple sectors and has over 25 years experience in global strategy and communications. Aisling also heads up WPP’s relationship with the United Nations with a focus on the SDGs and climate change.
In 2018, she pioneered The People’s Seat for the United Nations and UNFCCC, providing an unprecedented opportunity for people around the world to have their voices directly heard by world leaders with #TakeYourSeat. The campaign recently won a Gold and Silver Cannes lion, the Grand Prix at WARC Awards, a D&AD Pencil and was honoured at the UN SDG Awards. In 2016, Aisling led the launch of #JoinTheHerd – a global lobby platform created to stop the ivory trade.