Ronan Power

Background

As Pinergy SolarElectric’s CEO, Ronan Power dedicated to providing sustainable energy solutions, emphasizing the synergy between company objectives, employee engagement, and customer satisfaction. Pinergy SolarElectric’s culture champions excellence and technology to lead the renewable energy revolution, aiming to make a substantial impact on Ireland’s solar industry and climate goals.

Alan Quirke

Background

Current Head of Enterprise Engagement in Trinity College Dublin. Background in Economics, Management and Law. Extensive experience in working on regional innovation projects leveraging past roles in South East Development Office, European Council and Forfas.

Michelle Maher

Background

Michelle is an expert in education and public engagement, focusing on STEM and climate change education across all levels. Her collaborative and evidence-based approach aims to integrate STEM into everyday discussions. With over 15 years of experience and holding degrees in Natural Science and Chemistry from Trinity College Dublin, where she was recognized for academic excellence, Michelle has led impactful STEAM projects and developed CPD programmes aimed at enhancing teaching methods and sustainability education.

Pauline Dunne

Background

Pauline Dunne of Killowen is a visionary leader known for her strategic approach to innovation and sustainable growth. With a focus on empowering teams and fostering innovation, she excels in navigating challenges to achieve outstanding results. Her commitment to excellence and collaborative leadership style position her as a key driver of positive change within the industry.

Lisa Cliffe

 

Background

Lisa is a legal and governance professional with 19 years’ experience in Entity Governance & Compliance.

She is a qualified company secretary and member of the Governance Institute.

On a voluntary basis she is a Director / Trustee and Company Secretary for the National Opera House, a charitable company registered with the CRA.

Norman Crowley

Background

– An inspirational international entrepreneur who founded multiple successful businesses including The Cloud – Europe’s largest WIFI operator, Inspired Gaming Group – the world’s largest company in the server based gaming domain, Trinity Commerce – one of the first eCommerce services companies in the world and most recently, Crowley Carbon.

– Successfully grew numerous businesses from start-up to millions in annual sales through effective business planning, creative sales techniques and innovative marketing.

– Listed among one of Irelands top entrepreneur’s and was nominated in the 2011 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year.

– Recognized by clients and colleagues as a consummate professional with a high degree of personal integrity.

– Known for a contagious passion for excellence, a talent for resourceful business solutions, and a capacity for motivational leadership.

– Board member of i2e2 Research Centre which focuses on researching energy efficiency improvements.

– Is on the board of First Step Georgia (FSG) – a non profit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for children with special needs

 

Liz McGonigal

Professional Background – Green Business

With over 30 years in marketing Liz McGonigal is a highly skilled and experienced with a proven track record in delivering successful programs and strengthening client positions from a brand awareness, sales, and marketing perspective. She has worked with household names and launched them into the market e.g. Celebration chocolates, weddingsonline, Dublin Zoo retail, KClub K2 and Ryder Cup, Guinness Hurling Championship which saw Wexford win in 1996, National Lottery Games & Innovations, Insomnia Coffee, Bloom Gardens, lovegorey.ie, Addiction Awareness Week, AIB Club Championship and many more.

Throughout her career, Liz McGonigal has demonstrated her expertise in strategic thinking and marketing programmes. With her extensive experience and dedication to helping clients achieve their goals. Liz is able to help support strategic guidance, product/service development/branding/marketing/digital media, sales & customer relations.

Areas of Expertise

  • Digital
  • Marketing

Availability and Commitment

Whenever/whatever when planned in advance

Ed Murphy

Professional Background – Green Business

Ed Murphy is an entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in business. Throughout his career, he has developed a deep appreciation for individuals who have the drive and passion to create something meaningful from nothing, benefiting many people in the process. After working in the USA, Ed returned to his hometown in Wexford in 1992 and joined forces with Michael Kearney, embarking on several successful franchise ventures. These included Snap Print and Design, CEX, and Home Instead Senior Care.

In recent years, Ed has divested from his franchise businesses and shifted his focus to pursue his passion projects. With a strong sense of pride in his Wexford heritage, he recognized the potential of the region to foster innovation, attract inward investment, and create numerous job opportunities for the local community. Believing that Wexford is a hidden gem yet to be fully discovered by the world, Ed is determined to establish an innovative environment that supports entrepreneurs and encourages young people to live and work in Wexford, hence his newest project GreenTechHQ.

GreenTechHQ, Ireland’s Sustainability Innovation Hub is located in Enniscorthy. The hub serves as an ecosystem bringing together entrepreneurs, corporates, investors, and communities to address the challenges of climate change and greenhouse gas emissions. Ed aims to leverage the renewable energy and sustainable development potential of Wexford to combat climate change while simultaneously capitalizing on the business opportunities presented by technology and innovation, growing employment for the county.

His diverse skill set in business strategy, marketing, and finance enables him to guide and support the growth of sustainable initiatives within the innovation hub.

Areas of Expertise

  • Startup Development
  • Business Strategy
  • Finance & Investment
  • Network & Relationships
  • Marketing

Availability and Commitment

As and when required