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Kate Hickey

Kate Hickey
Kate Hickey - Kate Hickey Consulting / Executive Director - Ireland Canada Business Association

Kate runs her own consulting company in Ireland as well as being Executive Director of the Ireland Canada Business Association (ICBA), with specialist expertise in marketing,strategy & trade development. ICBA is the leading business association that has the mandate of promoting and developing trade and industrial links between Ireland and Canada. The Patron of the Association is the Canadian Ambassador to Ireland and their  members are a select group of international businesses ranging from small to large, startups to established institutions. The ICBA has the active participation of Ireland and Canada’s most prominent business leaders as its core supporters and influencers.

Kate has over twenty years experience gained in industry & private consultancy. Career Highlights include;

Lead consultant since 2001 on over 12 multisectoral trade missions from Canada. Kate has strategically positioned , developed value propositions and put in place routes to market for over 95 companies across lifescience, pharmacutical , agri food , biotech, ICT , manufacturing and digital media sectors.

Head of Marketing & PR for Version 1 Software from it's establishment in 1997 to 2004 .

Business Strategy Advisor ; Dublin Business Innovation Centre ( DBIC )1996 - 2001

Marketing Manager , Laura Ashley Ireland 1989 - 1994

Enterprise Ireland Mentor .Mentored owner managers of over eighty start ups since 2003 with Enterprise Ireland , Dublin City Enterprise Board, ,IADT and Business 2 Arts

Consulted for the following,
Astutec, La Croissanterie, IES Limited, Cadwell Consulting Hughes & Hughes, AE Consulting, Limelight Communications, Nexi Ira One, SSI Group, Oakline Limited, Business Software Alliance