Appointments to the Board of Coillte CGA

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill up to three vacancies on the Board of Coillte.


Expressions of interest are now invited from applicants who consider they possess the skills and experience necessary.  Specifically, candidates must demonstrate in their application, evidence of : -
• A successful career history at executive and/or non-executive level in a large complex organisation/company, ideally in the commercial business sector;

• Solid commercial business experience, and/or
Significant experience in forestry, in particular commercial forestry, and/or
Experience in technology and information management systems/data analytics;

• Significant strategic experience with a proven track record of organisational management and improvement;

• Excellent communication skills and the ability to develop and maintain relationships with all relevant stakeholders


• Knowledge of the timber trade in Ireland and, ideally, internationally including supply chain to timber construction
• Understanding the dynamics of operating/developing businesses on a nationwide basis
• Previous experience of chairing a Board or audit committee
• Experience in performance management and the presentation and interpretation of performance information
• International business development experience from a manufacturing business to business background
• Proven ability to critically analyse information and constructively challenge (in particular large capital expenditure proposals).

The Minister shall have regard to the desirability for gender balance on the Board as the Minister considers appropriate and determines from time to time when making appointments.
In order to qualify for appointment a person must not have any conflicts of interest likely to interfere with his/her ability to assume the role of a member of the Board.  Please give careful consideration to the possibility of any potential conflict of interest that may exist and address this in your cover letter.  The Assessment Panel may decide, based on the perceived level of conflict, not to forward your name for consideration.

Closing Date:  15:00 on Tuesday 23rd April 2019

1974305_Coillte Final Information Booklet.pdf