Patricia Ryan, new MD of DHR Communications

25th November 2020

Posted In: So In Demand

DHR Communications has announced the appointment of Patricia Ryan as its managing director.

Patricia comes to DHR with vast public affairs and strategic communications experience, having worked as a senior policy advisor in the previous six Irish governments. In addition, she has ten years’ experience working in the European Union, including as Special Advisor to the President of the European Parliament.

Patricia takes over from Catherine Heaney in leading the management and development of the business. She will play a central, hands-on role in client service delivery, particularly in relation to public affairs. While stepping down as managing director, Catherine Heaney will retain an active role in the company’s development, focusing on strategic partnerships as well as continuing to lead a portfolio of clients. Catherine will chair the company, a role previously held by Peter Cassells.

DHR Communications was established in 2004, and has a track record in the delivery of strategic communications, PR and public affairs mainly across public interest and public sector clients.

Speaking on Patricia’s appointment, Catherine Heaney said: “We are delighted that Patricia has selected to lead our company. Her expertise, calmness, and empathy will ensure that our existing clients receive extra support in navigating new challenges which COVID-19 has brought, and that Brexit will bring.

“Like any business, new energy and experience at all levels is important to ensure services remain relevant. Since joining our team in October, we have all benefited from the invigoration and new perspectives that Patricia has brought.  We look forward to sharing this energy with clients, and future clients, over the coming months and years.”

Speaking of her appointment to the role Patricia Ryan said: “I am thrilled to join the dynamic, progressive and highly motivated team at DHR. In DHR Communications, clients come first.  It is truly exciting to be part of the drive, passion and loyalty evident in ensuring DHR clients achieve their goals.”