New Board Member Appointment- Pat Byrne, Company Director
Leading Edge Group are delighted to announce the appointment of Pat Byrne as a non-executive member of the Board of Directors of the Leading Edge Group.
Pat is an expert advisor to SME’s and Multinationals with over 35 years’ experience of working with companies to accelerate the delivery of their business growth plans. He has extensive experience in financial assessment, project negotiation, business plan development and strategy execution. His practical experience of working intensively with management teams to address barriers to growth and unlock leadership potential are core reasons for his appointment.
Pat spent over 22 years with the Irish Development Authority (IDA) in Boston and Chicago. IDA is the Irish Government agency charged with attracting Foreign Direct Investment to Ireland. As part of this role, he worked in Boston and Chicago for over 10 years identifying and wining key foreign investment projects for Ireland including Boston Scientific and Merck Millipore.
Subsequently Pat joined Enterprise Ireland (EI) to become head of their established Software Division. EI is an Irish Government Agency responsible for the development and internationalisation of Irish owned companies. For the last 13 years, he has proactively influenced and supported the growth strategies of Start-Up’s and more established software and ICT clients of Enterprise Ireland.
Pat will be a tremendous asset to the Group and his experience of international businesses makes his appointment very timely in light of the Group’s international growth initiative.