Kathryn Kiely

Kathryn Kiely

Deputy President: Kathryn Kiely , WIT

Kathryn Kiely is Head of Industry Services within the Office of Research, Innovation & Graduate Studies at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT). In this role she has responsibility for overseeing the management and direction of the Institute’s support infrastructure for sponsored research and the technology transfer function in WIT. She plays a significant role in supporting the research community in WIT access EU, national and industry funding for research, promoting the Institute’s research expertise externally and in managing industry / academic research collaborations. She has been involved in stimulating enterprise development initiatives such as the South East Enterprise Platform Programme and is a member of the management team directing the ongoing development of the Institute’s ArcLabs Innovation Centre. Prior to joining WIT, Kathryn’s career involved working in a variety of executive and management roles in both the financial services and international consultancy sectors including Lombard & Ulster Bank and ESB International. Kathryn holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from UCC and an MBS from the Smurfit School of Business in UCD. She has also participated in a number of the UK PRAXIS, AURIL and ASTP technology transfer training programmes. She is a Director of Waterford Chamber of Commerce and Glazik, a Waterford based process engineering supply company. Kathryn is also a member of the Monitoring Committee for the South East Action Plan for Jobs.




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