Consulate Office of Ireland in Vancouver
Consulate General of Ireland Frank Flood
1095 W Pender St #1300, Vancouver, BC V6E 2M6
- Minister Bruce Ralston was first elected MLA for Surrey-Whalley in 2005. He was re-elected in 2009, 2013 and 2017.
He is the BC Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources.
- Consul General Flood served as Ireland’s Ambassador to Estonia, before taking up position in Vancouver. He has significant experience in working to promote peace and reconciliation on the island of Ireland, overseas development aid, and the promotion of bilateral trade, on two assignments in Belfast, he worked overseas with the United Nations Development Programme in Addis Ababa and served as Vice-Consul in the Consulate General in Boston.
- Kate Hickey is the Executive Director of the Ireland Canada Business Association. The ICBA is the representative voice of over 100 companies doing business between Ireland and Canada, 70 of which are Canadian companies with Irish operations. The ICBA has the active participation of Ireland and Canada’s most prominent business leaders. Kate has over twenty years’ experience gained in industry and has worked as trade consultant on over 12 multi-sectoral trade missions from Atlantic Canada.
- Emma Doherty is a partner in Matheson’s International Business Group. Emma practises corporate law and works with international companies on the establishment, expansion and operation of their businesses in Ireland. Emma has advised on some of the largest establishment and expansion projects in Ireland. Emma also advises clients on the complex legal issues that can arise on international transactions involving Irish subsidiaries of foreign companies.
- Chargé d’Affaires, Suzanne Drisdelle is a senior Canadian diplomat and Trade Commissioner with Global Affairs Canada since 2001, with international postings in Turkey, Czech Republic and Ireland. She has extensive experience within Global Affairs Canada in trade promotion, trade policy, innovation scale-up support, ministerial communications, and overseas Mission management and operations. Her powerpoint presentation is at this link: PRESENTATION