Appointment to the Board of Eirgrid plc

The Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill one vacancy on the Board of Eirgrid plc.


Candidates  shall  demonstrate the following in their application:
- A successful career history at executive and/or non-executive level in a complex organisation of scale, preferably within the Energy or Information and Communications Technologies sectors.
- Experience of  leading innovation in large-scale energy or similar systems and large-scale capital investments with the capacity to tailor such experience to EirGrid; and
- Significant senior leadership experience that demonstrates commercial acumen, risk awareness and a record of contributing, at Board level, to an organisation that is engaged in transformational change within a sector that is also undergoing significant transformational change itself and which is fundamental to the economies of both jurisdictions on the island of Ireland.

- An understanding of energy sector policy (within the broader climate change policies) and developments in Ireland, Northern Ireland and internationally;
- An understanding of the dynamics of operating in regulated business environments in Ireland and Northern Ireland;
- Knowledge of the technological issues as they apply to the energy sector (including, in particular, electricity systems, renewable energies, transition fuels, offshore renewable energy, hydrogen, etc.) and the significant innovations that are required across the sector to deliver the decarbonisation of the sector by 2050; and
- A passion for addressing the challenges of climate change.

Closing Date:  15:00 on Friday 22nd October 2021


21301102_Eirgrid Final booklet.pdf