Orla Battersby- Divisional Manager, Food Division, Enterprise Ireland

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    Orla Battersby is Divisional Manager for Food with responsibility for supporting both established and start up Food companies as well as the mandate for Foreign Direct Investment in the Food sector. 

    Previously, Orla held a number of senior positions in Enterprise Ireland, most recently as Divisional Manager, High Potential Start Ups and prior to that was Enterprise Ireland’s Territory Director for North America, based in New York.   She has also led Enterprise Ireland’s Client Management Development Department which runs Leadership and Management Programmes for Enterprise Ireland clients.  Orla has also held senior positions within Enterprise Ireland including Head of Policy and Head of Education in Ireland, the umbrella brand used to promote Ireland’s higher education to international students.

    Orla has served on a number of internal Enterprise Ireland committees including the R&D Committee, the Finance & Operations Committee and the Industrial Research & Commercialisation Committee.  She has also served on a number of Irish Government Advisory Boards.

    Orla is originally from Co. Dublin, is a graduate of DIT where she studied Marketing and completed a Masters in Business Practice with the Irish Management Institute/UCC in 2016.