OpenHydro Executive Chairman Brendan Gilmore (right) and Chief Executive James Ives at the unveiling of the first Irish-manufactured Open-Centre Turbine
BackgroundAn experienced executive at Emera, a Canadian energy company, with extensive experience in engineering, construction, operations and management of electrical power systems and facilities. Also serves on Nova Scotia Provincial 911 Cost Recovery Board.
NameBrendan Gilmore FCA AITA
BackgroundProven track record of developing successful businesses. Has held positions including Chairman and Chief Executive of a UK plc. Amongst other significant interests has managed a financial consultancy for over 20 years and was formerly a partner in a major chartered accountancy practice.
BackgroundEugene is a chartered management accountant, and a senior executive in One51 plc. Previously, he was a founding employee of cloud computing pioneer Salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM) where he was financial controller (EMEA). He trained as an accountant with KPMG.
BackgroundA chartered management accountant who has significant experience in the renewable energy sector in Ireland and overseas. He holds a number of directorships in food, property, waste management and energy sectors.
PositionChief Executive Officer
BackgroundA professional engineer and experienced senior executive with key sector knowledge. Previously CEO of an energy supply business and senior manager within Accenture. Early career was spent in automotive engineering specialising in fluid mechanics advising clients including Mercedes Benz and Ferrari F1. Holds a commercial DoT/MCA ocean skippers licence.
NameProfessor Gerry Byrne MA MSc
BackgroundCollege Principal and Dean of Engineering at University College Dublin where he holds executive responsibility for all engineering and architecture programmes. He set up the corporate R&D facility for manufacturing processes and the environment of Daimler Benz AG, Germany. He is chairman of the company’s R&D and Strategic committees, and is also a member of the remuneration committee.
BackgroundQualified Chartered Accountant with experience in banking and venture capital industries including providing consultancy to a number of Irish based start-ups. He is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin where he earned a BA in Business and Economics. Donal’s vision for the creation of an Irish marine energy company was the catalyst for the creation of OpenHydro.
BackgroundQualified Chartered Accountant. Previously worked as CFO in the energy supply and software development industries. Early career was spent with Andersen working with a range of clients including Guinness and Oracle on audit, finance and consulting assignments.
BackgroundFormerly a board member of the Irish Stock Exchange,President of the Securities Institute in Ireland and former board member of the Railway Procurement Agency (RPA).
BackgroundCurrently vice president, head of the Business Unit in charge of the development of DCNS in Marine Renewable Energy which includes tidal, floating wind turbine, wave converter and ocean thermal energy conversion. He has held several positions of project manager and business developer within the DCNS group in the field of naval equipment, and ship building since 1990.
BackgroundCurrently vice president, head of the Strategy at DCNS, a large group specialized in the naval systems and in Marine Renewable Energy. He has held several positions of project manager with extensive experience in business development and corporate strategy.