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Peter Wren-Hilton

Introducing Cathal Fitzgerald, Head of Food & Agricultural Investments, Ireland Strategic Investment Fund

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Agritech New Zealand is excited to introduce Cathal Fitzgerald to a New Zealand audience. Cathal will be joining the high-profile delegation of leading global agritech thought leaders and investors, led by Arama Kukutai of Finistere Ventures, when they visit the country from 22 – 25 May.

Cathal will be attending the ‘10 billion mouths’ agritech conference in Tauranga on Wednesday 23 May.

Cathal Fitzgerald
Cathal Fitzgerald is attending ’10 billion mouths’

Cathal Fitzgerald is Head of Food and Agriculture Investments for the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund. He is responsible for originating and designing appropriate structures for investments in this sector.

Prior to joining the Fund, Cathal worked in a private agri consultancy company where he advised banks and corporates on their agri-food investment and loan portfolios. He worked with the Irish Dairy Board from 1997 to 2012 in various senior finance and corporate finance roles and was Finance Director from 2004. He has experience in business re-organisations to develop international growth platforms and developed new funding structure to support the expanding dairy sector. He led the M&A function for this period completing 15 transactions. He joined the Irish Dairy Board from Price Waterhouse.

Cathal holds a B.Comm from UCD, is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Irish Association of Corporate Treasurers.

It’s great that Cathal can attend Techweek18’s headline agritech event, ‘10 billion mouths’. If you want to purchase a ticket to meet Cathal and a host of other global agritech thought leaders, you can purchase one right now through the Techweek18 website.

Peter Wren-Hilton Peter is Executive Director of Agritech New Zealand and founder of Wharf42 in Tauranga. Peter helps organise major agritech conferences in New Zealand and offshore and connects early stage New Zealand agritech companies with international markets.