A results-oriented and motivated senior leader with experience in Business Development, corporate affairs, communications and Government. Proven track record of developing strategies to influence, shape and deliver change within complex organizations (both public and private sector). Experienced in leading teams, projects, inbound/outbound missions, FDI, and successful business partnerships. A catalyst and engaging leader who provides the necessary tools for business success. Excellent stakeholder skills at senior levels and a natural relationship builder.
15+ years executing trade and investment partnerships between Canada and the Middle East, North Africa Region in a variety of roles as Managing Director, Sr. Consultant with the Canadian Commercial Corporation, Director of Business Development with the Ontario Trade Office for the GCC. Living and working abroad, has provided Kathy with a unique experience of becoming an expert in connecting Canadian companies and creating business partnerships in their international expansion.
Kathy has a broad network in the sectors of Education, Renewable & Sustainable Energy, Agri-tech, Food Security, Infrastructure, Health & Life Sciences, OIl & Gas, and ICT.
Prior to moving to the Middle East, Kathy worked for the Province of Saskatchewan in Executive Government for 15+ years. Som of the Ministries included Municipal Government, Education, Health, Education, Agriculture, and Economic Development and provided Kathy with exposure to significant projects and initiatives throughout Saskatchewan and Canada.
Kathy is a successful interlocutor, team builder, mentor, and a reliable source of providing valuable and reliable information to assist you in growing your business, connecting and finding the right partnerships for success..