Catherine joined FIPRA as a Special Advisor for Food and Beverage Policy in 2014.
Catherine is a highly successful career Public Affairs Consultant in Marketing-Business Strategy. From 1987-2003 Catherine was Marketing Director, Member of the Management Team and Corporate Affairs Director at the world’s largest private company Mars Inc., the company she continued to serve as a consultant until 2014. Between 1985-1987, Catherine was Product Group Manager at Robert Roberts PLC, a leading Irish Food and Drink Sales, Marketing and Distributions company. Catherine began her career as an Advertising Executive at Phoenix Advertising Agency. Catherine has extensive experience working with a wide range of Multinational and Irish Food and Beverage companies. Catherine is Chairperson and Board member of a number of Boards and Trade Associations including the Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland and The Nutrition and Health Foundation.
Catherine has an MA in English and History from Trinity College, Dublin and degree qualifications in Marketing and Public Relations. An Irish national, Catherine speaks English, Gaeilge and a little German & Spanish.