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Who we are and what we do

Meet the Team

Kate O'Brien

Senior Account Manager

What have I done…
Since graduating in 2011 I knew that travel PR was for me. Since then I have spent the last four years working across all areas of the travel sector including luxury, travel trade, business travel and cruise. Clients have included Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Seabourn, dnata UK B2B, Preferred Hotels & Resorts, The Caravan Club and the GTMC.

What I do now…
I head up a fantastic portfolio including 2 Destination Tourist Offices, in the US and the other in the Indian Ocean, as well a top Cruise account. I manage the team, working on the day to day press office as well as implementing creative campaigns and nurturing media and client relationships.

What I do for fun…
Travel is my passion, in particular central and South America to ensure that I keep my Spanish language skills up to date post university! When in the UK, I will often be found dancing salsa, trying out a new restaurant or escaping to the Cotswolds for a weekend of walks and pub lunches back home in the countryside.

What I bring to Hills Balfour…
I bring an in depth knowledge of the travel sector, both consumer and trade. I also love working on creative ideas for new business pitches and developing long standing partnerships with clients to ensure an integrated strategy across marketing and PR.