Cullen Birkett Named TDN Europe’s Business Development Manager


Alayna Cullen Birkett has been promoted to Business Development Manager at TDN Europe. Cullen Birkett joined the company as TDN Europe’s Marketing Manager in 2017, upon graduating from the Godolphin Flying Start programme, and has prospered in that role ever since.

Cullen Birkett has established strong relationships with the company’s European-based clients as well as contributing to the ever-growing TDNtv. She has also initiated a series of improvements on the company’s social media platforms.

Gary King, TDN’s Senior Vice President, said, “We are delighted to promote Alayna to Business Development Manager. Alayna has worked tirelessly since joining the team six years ago, and this role is well suited to her skillset. TDN Europe has taken on its own identity in recent years, and we expect that to become even more significant in the years to come. Alayna will be integral to that process.”

Cullen Birkett will continue to work alongside TDN Europe’s Newmarket-based team of Emma Berry and Sean Cronin, as well as Brian Sheerin in Ireland, Tom Frary in France, and Gary King and Heather Anderson in the U.S. The team is supported by TDN America’s Alan Carasso and Christina Bossinakis and the feature writing of Chris McGrath and John Berry.

“I feel incredibly fortunate to have learned an immense amount from Sue, Gary and the TDN team since I started with the company,” said Cullen Birkett. “It has been extremely rewarding to see TDN Europe grow since joining the company and I hope that in my new role I will be able to continue building its market share. I am very grateful to TDN for this opportunity.”

TDN’s Publisher & CEO Sue Finley added, “From the time Alayna did her internship with us in 2016, we knew she had a bright future at the TDN. This step is the next logical one in her evolution with the company, and we look forward to her continued success with us.”