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Gráinne Walsh

Director, Stratagem

As Stratagem’s Director, Gráinne has spent over 15 years helping organisations shape politics and policy in Northern Ireland. A native of Dublin, Gráinne heads up the Belfast team and is part of the Connect Group leadership team.

She has worked across all government departments, and with every party, over the lifetime of four Assembly terms, and has extensively at Westminster, as well as in Whitehall and local government.

Adept at negotiating complex policies, Gráinne builds public affairs, consultation, media and communications capacity within organisations, offering expert advice and training to senior executives, elected representatives and statutory officials. She also advises on Community Development Plans and Local Development Plans.

On a national level, Gráinne’s recent experience includes supporting clients as they respond to the UK’s exit from the European Union.

A member of the Institute of Directors and the Public Affairs Board of the PRCA, she is currently the chair of Housing Rights and sits on the board of Arts & Business Northern Ireland.

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