Katherine Licken

Secretary General at the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media

12th September 2022

Katherine Licken was appointed to the post of Secretary General at the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, formerly the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, with effect from 20 January 2017. The department has a broad range of functions relating to arts and culture, the national cultural institutions, film, media, tourism, sport and the Irish language and the Gaeltacht.

Katherine was previously an Assistant Secretary in the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment.

Katherine is a graduate of Communications Studies in Dublin City University and has a post-graduate diploma in Corporate Governance from the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.