Katherine Howbrook


Katherine joins the MD Communications team as an experienced, skilled and enthusiastic PR and media professional with over 19 years’ experience promoting and protecting some of the world’s biggest brands. Katherine spent a decade at PwC leading PR for industries and issues including audit,  Brexit, financial services and FinTech, legal, business recovery, third sector, public sector and economics. She also led PwC’s regional PR team for a number of years.

Following PwC, Katherine was Head of Media at Business in the Community – The Prince’s Responsible Business Network and a charity specialising in responsible business issues such as the impact of business on the environment, diversity and inclusion, wellbeing in the workplace and employment for excluded groups.

Most recently, Katherine ran her own successful PR business working with clients in industries spanning from professional services and insurance, to financial crime and sustainable fashion. Clients included Top 10 professional services firm Azets, RUSI’s Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies, insurance platform provider EIS Group and Turtle Doves, an ethical fashion brand.

Katherine works closely with clients on PR and media strategy planning and implementation, message and narrative development, media relations and press office management, raising issue expert profile, thought leadership and research development, ESG communications and messaging and crisis communications.

Katherine Howbrook

Katherine is a true diamond. She has a can-do attitude and it was a real privilege to work with her… she has a passion for storytelling and getting to the heart of an issue to provide clear communication and calls to action for a variety of audiences. Katherine’s positivity and encouragement are infectious. If you are looking for a great addition to your project, or some brilliant PR, Katherine is the person for you.

Helen BowmanHead of Communications - Business in the Community Northern Ireland