Kate Hickey


Kate Hickey is Executive Director of the ICBA with specialist expertise in marketing,strategy & trade development . 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.