By Powerscourt on 12/12/2019

Linda Hickey joins Powerscourt as a senior adviser

Powerscourt, a leading strategic communications consultancy, is pleased to announce that Linda Hickey, formerly Head of Corporate Broking at Goodbody Stockbrokers, has joined our Irish office as a senior adviser.

Linda helped Goodbody to consolidate and expand on its position as a trusted adviser to Irish and British publicly-listed companies during her 15 years in leadership roles.

She left Goodbody earlier this year and has a number of other non-executive roles, including:

– Non-executive Director at Kingspan plc, where she chairs the Remuneration Committee. Kingspan is a global leader in high performance insulation and building envelopes

– Non-executive Director at Cairn Homes plc, where she also chairs the Remuneration Committee. Cairn is Ireland’s largest listed house builder

– Chair of the Irish Blood Transfusion Board

Linda will be a senior adviser to Powerscourt, liaising with the leadership team in London and, especially, in Dublin. She will work closely with Jack Hickey, Head of Powerscourt Ireland and his colleague Eavan Gannon. Jack is a former corporate lawyer with A&L Goodbody and has substantial experience advising Irish and international businesses over the past decade. Eavan Gannon, who joined Powerscourt in 2018 after 20 years at Davy Stockbrokers, offers a unique investment markets expertise to Powerscourt’s advice.

Powerscourt is a leading adviser on strategic communications, based in London and Dublin. It has won multiple awards, especially for reputation management, capital markets advice and crisis management, including litigation support. Over the past 15 years, it has advised numerous Irish clients on telling their stories internationally and within Ireland.

Rory Godson, founder and CEO of Powerscourt, said: “Linda has been a towering figure among Irish corporates for two decades and we are fortunate that she chose to add Powerscourt to her portfolio. Her experience will be invaluable, especially when complemented by the unique expertise of our Irish team and by the larger Powerscourt team in London.”

Linda Hickey said: “I am a long-time admirer of Powerscourt’s insightful and commercial advice, coupled with its total focus on client outcomes.”