SEAI Appoints William Walsh as CEO

SEAI today announced the appointment of William Walsh as the organisation’s Chief Executive Officer. Mr Walsh joined SEAI in 2013 as Chief Financial Officer and has served as Chief Operations Officer, and as interim CEO from September 2019.

Chair of the SEAI Board Mr Dermot Byrne stated:

“I am delighted to announce William’s appointment as our new Chief Executive Officer. In his role as interim CEO, William has led the organisation through the challenges of the public health emergency. He has also spearheaded the ambitious plans for the Authority to accelerate the decarbonisation of the heat and transport sectors. These plans have been endorsed by Government in designating SEAI as the National Retrofit Delivery Body. The Board and I will work very closely with William in our combined efforts to achieve the very challenging targets for SEAI under the Programme for Government.”
Dermot Byrne , Chair, SEAI Board

Speaking on his appointment, Mr Walsh added:

“Ireland’s climate ambitions have been set and the message is very clear; we need to do everything we can to reduce our use of polluting fossil fuels, and we need to do it quickly. To achieve our ambitions, we need a mass movement of society towards new and sustainable ways of living. SEAI has been backed by Government to lead and support many areas of the transition. I look forward to leading SEAI and collaborating with our stakeholders to drive Ireland’s climate ambition, and share our progress globally.”
William Walsh, CEO, SEAI