Board of Directors

 

Tom Roche - Chairman

TOM ROCHE Chairman
Tom is a founding Director of NTR plc and Chairman of the Board of Directors. He also holds a number of other directorships. He graduated from Trinity College, Dublin with an MA (Economics) degree and holds an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Tom is a member of the advisory board of the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.

   
Jim Barry - Chief Executive

Jim Barry Chief Executive
Jim was appointed Chief Executive of NTR plc in June 2000, having served as Assistant Chief Executive and General Manager, Development. Prior to joining NTR plc in 1998, Jim worked with global management consulting firm, Bain and Company and in the investment banking division of Morgan Stanley International.

   
Michael Walsh - Group Finance Director

Michael Walsh Group Finance Director
Michael was appointed Group Finance Director of NTR plc in February 2003. Prior to joining NTR plc, Michael was Group Finance Director and Company Secretary of Musgrave Group plc for ten years. Michael has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University College Cork and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1982. Michael worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers in both Dublin and London. Michael is a non-executive director of Fleming Capital plc and EFMI Global Utilities and Infrastructure Funds plc and is also a member of the Council of the Institute of Directors in Ireland.

   
Michael McNicholas - Chief Operating Officer

Michael McNicholas Chief Operating Officer
Michael was appointed Chief Operating Officer of NTR plc in February 2010. As COO, Michael provides broad operational leadership across the Group’s businesses with a particular focus on NTR’s renewable energy portfolio (solar, wind and ethanol). Prior to joining NTR plc, Michael was a Director of ESB Energy International, the international investment arm of the Irish energy company. Michael has over 25 years of experience in the Irish and International energy industry where he has held senior positions with responsibility for general management, delivery of major capital projects, funding, international energy project investment, managing regulatory environments and competing in open energy markets.

   
Brian Kearney - Non-Executive Director

Brian Kearney Non-Executive Director
Brian is Group Chief Executive of Arnotts Holdings Limited, a retail and property investment group. Previously, he was chairman of Lifestyle Sports, a founder of the Premier Computer Group and Chief Executive of Powerscreen International Plc. He was a director of IWP International Ltd, McCormick Macnaughton Ltd and Moffett Engineering Ltd. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and a member of its Strategy Review Board. He has represented the Institute on the Professional Accountants in Business Committee of the International Federation of Accountants. He also serves on the Professional StandardsCommittee of the Chartered Accountants Regulatory Board.

   
Christopher Nash - Non-Executive Director

Christopher Nash Non-Executive Director
Christopher was appointed non-executive Director of NTR plc in September 2006. Prior to this he was Chief Executive Officer of Hydrodec Group plc and had held senior positions with Global Crossing Limited, Cable & Wireless plc and North West Water International Limited. He trained as a Civil Engineer and has a Masters of Business Administration from Manchester Business School. Christopher is also Senior Independent Director at Hutchison China Medical Limited and a non-executive director of EVO Electric Limited and Zenergy Power plc.

   
Donal Tierney - Non-Executive Director

Donal Tierney Non-Executive Director
Donal is currently a Director and Chief Executive of Bimeda Holdings plc. He is also a Director of Oceana Therapeutics and IRDG. He has previously held various positions in the pharmaceutical and investment banking sectors. He holds a BA and MBA from University College Dublin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caroline Bergin Group - Company Secretary & Legal Advisor Caroline Bergin Group Company Secretary & Legal Advisor
Caroline joined NTR plc as Group Company Secretary & Legal Advisor in July 2010. Previously, Caroline was Company Secretary at Greencore Group, an Irish-headquartered and publicly traded convenience foods company. Caroline began her career practicing law with A&L Goodbody, before joining Greencore in 1991, and was appointed Greencore Group plc Company Secretary in 2002. A qualified lawyer and highly experienced company secretary, Caroline brings extensive experience, having been Company Secretary to companies in Ireland, the UK and the US.