About the Ireland Canada Business Association

The Ireland Canada Business Association is the leading business association that has the mandate of promoting and developing trade and industrial links between Ireland and Canada. The Patron of the Association is the Canadian Ambassador to Ireland and our  members are a select group of international businesses ranging from small to large, startups to established institutions. The ICBA has the active participation of Ireland and Canada’s most prominent business leaders as its core supporters and influencers.


  • To be the representative voice of Canadian Business In Ireland and to be a business network for this group.
  • To be a business network for Irish companies which have invested in or trade with Canada
  • To provide links to Ireland Canada Chambers of Commerce in Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton, Vancouver, Ottawa and Calgary
  • To forge stronger commercial ties between Ireland and Canada
ICBA Objectives
ICBA What We Do

What We Do

When we meet with our member companies, we ask them what matters most to their businesses. In this way, they lead how the association is run ensuring we are a network run by our members and for our members.

We convene networking events to allow our members connect and deliver business communications and advocacy. Through our events we help members grow and sustain their relationships, influence and businesses. We celebrate our members successes together at high calibre events. We champion our members’ ideas, and interests and we are proud to be in the private sector and serving the public interest.

Activities that we organise include:
  • Business functions with guest speakers (Irish or Canadian) from industry and/or government
  • Business advocacy with Government and relevant business and trade organisations
  • A number of networking and charity events such as the Annual Golf Classic and the Maple Leaf Charity Ball
  • Receptions and other networking events that assist in building business, social, and cultural links between Ireland and Canada

Board of Directors

The following are the ICBA Board of Directors elected to serve for 2016:

  • Mr Garrett Monaghan, Partner, DWF, ICBA Chair
  • Mr Graham Attley, Partner, Price Waterhouse Coopers, ICBA Co Vice Chair
  • Ms Deirdre Giblin, Head of Professional Education, NCI, ICBA Co Vice Chair
  • Ms Kate Hickey, Executive Director, ICBA
  • Mr Dave Austin, General Manager, Irving Oil Whitegate Refinery Limited
  • Mr Chris Collenette, Philip Lee
  • Ms Aoife Drumgoole, Irish Life
  • Ms Emer Murphy, AIB International Corporate Banking
  • Mr Cormac O'Connell, Head of Aviation Marketing, DAA
  • Ms Blaithin O'Donnell, Sales Manager, Air Canada
  • Mr Dan O’Donnell, Bank of Ireland Corporate Banking
  • Mr David Quirke, Managing Director, DNM Technology
  • Mr John Roxburgh, Senior Trade Commissioner, Canadian Embassy in Ireland
  • Mr Eddy Van Cutsem
ICBA Board of Directors

Patron Members

DNM Group
Air Canada
International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
Bank of Ireland
Philip Lee
Irving Oil
National College of Ireland
Irish Life
Bank of Montreal
Arthur Cox