This meets the requirements of Section 10 (2) of the Sustainable Energy Act, 2002, which states that ‘The Board shall direct the functions of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland in accordance with this Act and shall satisfy itself as to the adequacy of the systems in place for that purpose and shall keep under review the performance of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland.’
Code of Business Conduct for SEAI Board Members.pdf (size 54.7 KB)
SEAI Code of Governance Framework.pdf (size 569.4 KB)
SEAI's Current Board Members
Brendan Halligan, Chair (appointed 1st October 2007) is managing partner of CIPA, a public affairs consultancy, chairman of the Institute of International and European Affairs, and a board member of Mainstream Renewable Power. He chaired Bord na Móna for ten years and worked in a consultant capacity with Airtricity.
Brian Carroll (appointed 1st August 2010 reappointed 26th June 2012) is Finance Officer in the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources since January 2008. Prior to that he worked in the Central Expenditure Evaluation Unit of the Department of Finance. In total he has spend 18 years in the Civil Service, having also worked in the Departments of Justice and Foreign Affairs. He holds a first class Masters in Economic Science from the National University of Ireland.
Sean Wyse (appointed from 1st August 2010) worked for over 35 years in ESB, where he was one of the Executive Directors from 1997 - 2007. He is currently a member of the Board of the Irish Blood Transfusion Service. He has a degree in Electrical Engineering from UCD and an MBA from UL.
Julie O'Neill (appointed 15th September 2011) is proprietor of Join the Dots, an independent strategic management consultancy. She served as Secretary General at the Department of Transport from 2002 to 2009 and, in the course of her public service career, worked in 8 government Departments. She is a board member at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA). She holds an MSc in Policy Analysis from Trinity College Dublin and a B. Comm from UCD.
Declan Waugh (appointed 29th May 2012) is an environmental scientist and chartered environmentalist with over twenty years experience in a broad range of leading energy, industrial, waste management, agri-industry and public sector bodies. His areas of expertise include renewable energy, environmental management, environmental risk assessment, impact assessment, regulatory compliance, environmental due diligence, planning and development, noise pollution, spatial planning, environmental law, waste management and climate change. He is the founding director of Partnership for Change a climate change and low carbon initiative as well as Enviro Management Services a bespoke environmental and sustainability consultancy. He previously worked as Director of Planning and Environment for the SWS Group one of Ireland most successful energy companies. Prior to this Declan spent ten years in the management of large scale industry where he was particularly successful in bringing EU research and development funds to Ireland. Declan is the 2008 recipient of the Cork Environmental Forum Award for Outstanding Individual Contribution to the Environment.
Michelle Green (appointed 29th May 2012) holds a Bachelor of Science in Government & Public Policy and a Professional Diploma in Education, both from University College Cork. She joined Macroom E Enterprise Centre in 2010 as Project Manager for the SMILE Resource Exchange initiative. SMILE is an initiative by Local Authorities, Enterprise Boards, Macroom E and the EPA that encourages resource efficiency between businesses. Prior to this she worked in leadership development and in second level education.
Dr Edgar Morgenroth (appointed 24th April 2012) is an Associate Research Professor and programme co-ordinator for transport, infrastructure and environment research at the ESRI. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Trinity College Dublin and an independent member of the National Economic and Social Council (NESC) He is a Fellow of the Regional Studies Association and served as its vice chairman and treasurer. Dr Edgar Morgenroth has wide ranging research experience in the areas of economic growth, international trade, economic geography and public economics. Dr Morgenroth has carried out research for a wide range of clients including the EU Commission, various Irish and European government departments, the Northern Ireland government, and various Irish regional and local authorities. His research has been published in leading international journals, books, reports and book chapters and he has also contributed articles to magazines and newspapers.
Anne Farrell (appointed 24th April 2012) is a Company director in the family business Squarefit Ltd., trading as Tyre and Service Superstore, a tyre and motor services company. She has experience of energy and sustainability issues around transport, e.g. waste within the industry, the management and the recycling of tyres to the increased use of electric cars. She has taught at primary and secondary levels and also computing skills to adults. Anne has worked with the Social Economic Unit of GTW (now Partas) developing policies around fuel poverty and retrofitting housing for improved insulation among other strands of activity.She has served on the Tallaght Hospital Board which was responsible for the planning and development for the present hospital. She has served on a number of school boards and on a School Retention Programme. She has a Degree in Economics and Psychology from UCD and MA in Interactive Multimedia from DIT.
Chief Executive (ex officio) Dr Brian Motherway (appointed May 2012) - holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Engineering and a PhD in Sociology. He first joined SEAI in 2006 and in his most recent role as Chief Operations Officer had overall responsibility for SEAI operations, performance and impacts, strategic planning, and its work in clean technology and enterprise. Prior to joining SEAI he was a consultant on energy and environmental policy.
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