Kate de Lautour

The Icehouse - Customer Growth Partner
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| What did you do before?

I was the communications manager for the Chamber of Commerce and Business Hawke’s Bay. I was involved in writing success stories around Icehouse Alumni so got to know the business that way. Before that, I was a broadcast journalist for the BBC in the UK and came back here and worked for Newstalk ZB and for a marketing company.


| What do you do at The Icehouse?

I am the connector in Hawke’s Bay; whether people want to know more about the brand, get connected with people from The Icehouse network, or get some more specialised support through programmes, workshops and coaching.  I also run the office at The Business Hub in Napier, book meetings and write copy and content for any promotional activity for The Icehouse.



Areas of expertise

  • Communications 
  • Marketing
  • Relationship building 
  • Networking  

Three interesting facts

  • While at the BBC, I told the world that Peter Blake had been killed 
  • In 2003, I planted a vineyard in Hawke’s Bay and started a wine brand

  • I went to boarding school when I was nine, which made me very independent 


"Don't put off tomorrow, what you can do today."

Benjamin Franklin

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