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Team Ireland in South Africa

The Embassy is just part of what can be described as "Team Ireland in Southern Africa". The Team includes Irish Aid, Enterprise Ireland, Tourism Ireland, the Irish Dairy Board and Bord Bia.

Embassy Team


H.E. Fionnuala Gilsenan

Deputy Head of Mission:

Paula Molloy

Second Secretary Admin & HR, Trade & Economic, and Culture:

Louisa Heneghan

Second Secretary Consular and Diaspora:

Paul Evans

Development Counsellor:

Paula Nolan

Lesotho Honorary Consul

Ms. Mannete Malethole Ramaili
Honorary Consul of Ireland
Cathedral Area
Main South 1 Road
P.O. Box 7159
Maseru 100
Tel + 266 223 24182


Botswana Honorary Consul

Mr. Paul Sullivan
Honorary Consul of Ireland
Plot 50, Section 1,
Gaborone International Commerce Park
P O Box 502555
Tel: +267 3905807

Zimbabwe Honorary Consul

Mr Garrett Killilea
Honorary Consul of Ireland
Lamont House
2 Robert Mugabe Road
P.O. Box 10424
Tel: +263 4771 949


Irish State Agencies

Enterprise Ireland

24 Fricker Road




South Africa

Tel: +27 87 160 0364

Enterprise Ireland is the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. Enterprise Ireland work in partnership with Irish enterprises to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales in global markets.

Enterprise Ireland opened their offices in Johannesburg in March 2013.

Fred Klinkenberg

Regional Director, Sub-Saharan Africa

Tel: +27 72 632 6545


Penny Ntombikayise Buthelezi

Sub-Sahara Africa Market Adviser

Tel: +27 87 160 0364


Dr Ureshnie Govender

Sub Saharan Africa Senior Market Adviser

Life Science | Agritech Sectors

Tel: +27 87 160 0364


Nicola Kelly

Sub Saharan Africa Senior Market Adviser

Digital Technologies | Construction | Oil & Gas

Tel: +27 87 160 0364


IDA Ireland 

IDA Ireland is Ireland's inward investment promotion agency, the IDA, is a non-commercial, semi-state body promoting Foreign Direct Investment into Ireland through a wide range of services. We partner with potential and existing investors to help them establish or expand their operations in Ireland.

Liz Whitehouse

Business Development South Africa

IDA Ireland

Tel: +27 11 728 5878



Ornua, formerly The Irish Dairy Board is a cooperative enterprise exporting dairy products. Their offices at Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape Province, were opened in May 2014.

Ornua Africa

176 Main Road


Port Elizabeth,

South Africa,


Tel: +27 41 819 9100

Bord Bia

Bord Bia acts as a link between Irish food, drink and horticulture suppliers and existing and potential customers throughout the world. They have a particular interest in South Africa which is a high-potential market for Irish food exports.

Nicolas Ranninger

Regional Director Africa

Bord Bia – Irish Food Board

Tel: +33 1 42 66 22 93