Kathryn Byrne – Managing Director of Limelight Communications

Kathryn combines her role as Managing Director with strategic client support on a wide range of assignments and acts as a senior consultant on a number of Limelight’s retained accounts, taking a lead role in project management and event management. She founded Limelight Communications in 1998.

An experienced communications strategist, Kathryn has worked on a number of high profile public awareness accounts for clients. Her expertise includes PR, media relations, public affairs, sponsorship and event management. Corporate communications accounts she has managed include Meteor Mobile Communications, a number of plc’s listed on London’s PLUS Market and IFG Mortgages.

Kathryn proactively ensures that Limelight Communications adopt best practise in all aspects of our business. As well as providing a traditional PR service for clients, she has developed a social media side to the agency’s expertise.

Kathryn takes an active role in the wider business and civic community. She previously served as a board member of An Board Altranais and as a council member of Gaisce – the President’s Award. For eleven years, Kathryn was a council member of Irish Water Safety and served as Chairperson of their Promotion Commission. She has served as President of Network for Women in Business (Kildare) and was a founding member of BNI (Business Network International) Cill Dara. She is invited on a regular basis to speak at events.

Kathryn is a Fellow of the Public Relations Institute of Ireland (PRII). She is former Honorary Secretary and board member of the PRII. She is also a Global Affiliate of CIPR (Chartered Institute of Public Relations) UK.

Kathryn holds an honours Post Graduate Diploma in Public Relations and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators.