Environment

KARIN DUBSKY

Role
- Sustainable Water Network (SWAN) - Karin is an Environmental Scientist, Staff in Civil & Environmental Engineering TCD, Co Founder & Director of Coastwatch and Director of SWAN. She is a newly appointed member of the Board of Inland Fisheries Ireland.
Business

NEIL WALKER

Role
- Irish Business & Employers Confederation (IBEC) -Until Neil retired in December 2023, he headed up the Infrastructure Policy team in Ibec, Ireland's largest business representative organisation. Neil holds an engineering degree from Cambridge University an MBA from The London Business School, and a PhD in Environmental Economics from UCD.
Community and Voluntary

MARIA O’GORMAN

Role
- Community and Voluntary Pillar - Maria has a background in finance and is a Board Member and Treasurer of Irish Rural Link 2013– and is Ireland's rep. at the European Rural Community Alliance. Currently Vice-Chair on the Board of NALA, and is a Member of Kerry Education & Training Board 2004 – now.
Community and Voluntary

MICHAEL KENNY

Role
- Irish Rural Link - Michael holds a BSc. Ag. Science, a Rural Development Masters, a HDip. in Higher Education, and a Level-10 PG Diploma in Educational Management. He recently retired from a Maynooth University Dept. of Adult and Community Education teaching academic post.
Education

DR SUZANNE LINNANE

Role
- Technological Higher Education Association (THEA) - Suzanne heads up the ‘Water, Communities and Development’ theme in the Centre for Freshwater and Environmental Studies at DkIT. She has been engaging in multi- and trans-disciplinary, collaborative water related research in Ireland, Europe and Africa since 2005. Prior to that Suzanne worked with Inland Fisheries Ireland.
Agriculture

DOMINIC CRONIN

Role
- Irish Co-operative Society (ICOS) - Dominic is a member of ICOS Dairy Committee, a dairy farmer, a Board member of Boherbue Co-Op and former chair of the National Dairy Council. Dominic represents ICMSA on the Board of IRD Duhallow and he joined the Board of Ornua in 2022.
Agriculture

DR MARIA SNELL

Role
- MACRA - Maria has a PhD in Environmental Science and is a Senior Research and Policy Executive at MACRA. Before that Marie was a Senior Scientific Officer (Ecology and Biodiversity) in the Agri-food and Bioscience Institute Northern Ireland and programme lead for Freshwater Ecology within the Catchment Science Unit.
Agriculture

EAMON CARROLL

Role
- Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association (ICMSA) - Eamon is a dairy and beef farmer from Tipperary. He is Deputy President of ICMSA and Chairperson of ICMSA’s Farm & Rural Affairs Committee. Eamon is also Chairperson of the National Dairy Council.
Angling

MARTIN Mc ENROE

Role
- The Angling Council of Ireland - Martin has been a serving member of many boards including Inland Fisheries Ireland, Salmon Regional Fisheries Board, National Salmon Commission, National Eel Group and the Angling Council of Ireland. Martin currently represents the Forum on the NPWS IAS Strategy Development Committee.
Environment

FINTAN KELLY

Role
- The Environmental Pillar (IEN) - Fintan is an environmental scientist with over eleven years’ experience working on environmental policy and advocacy within the Irish environmental NGO sector. He has worked with Sustainable Water Network, An Taisce, Birdwatch Ireland, and is currently the Agriculture and Land Use Policy & Advocacy Officer with the Irish Environmental Network.
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