Appointment as Chairperson to the Board of EirGrid

Expressions of interest are now invited from applicants who consider they possess the skills and experience necessary for appointment as Chairperson to the Board of EirGrid by the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment.

Specifically, candidates must demonstrate in their application, evidence of:

• A successful career history at executive and/or non-executive level in a complex organisation/company, ideally in the commercial business sector;
• Significant strategic leadership experience with a proven track record of organisational management and improvement;
• Significant Board level experience, with the confidence and resilience to lead the Board of a complex organisation;
• In the context of the expectations of the State acting in its role as shareholder, ability to ensure the Board guides, challenges and supports the CEO and executive team to deliver and sustain performance whilst holding them to account in doing so; and
• Excellent communication skills and the ability to develop and maintain relationships with all relevant stakeholders.

It is also desirable that candidates demonstrate evidence in their application of:

• Knowledge of the energy sector and policy developments in Ireland and internationally;
• Understanding the dynamics of operating in a regulated environment in Ireland and Northern Ireland;
• Experience in performance management and the presentation and interpretation of performance information; and
• Proven ability to critically analyse information and constructively challenge (in particular large capital expenditure proposals).

Closing Date:  15:00 on 23rd August 2019


19173010_Chair EirGrid Chair Information Booklet 10.06.2019Final.pdf