Board of Directors

Tom Roche Tom Roche

Tom is a founding Director of NTR plc and Chairman of the Board of Directors. He also holds a number of other directorships. Tom 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.

Michael McNicholas Michael McNicholas
Chief Executive

Michael was appointed Chief Executive of NTR plc in June 2011 following a short period as Deputy Chief Executive. Previously, Michael was NTRís Chief Operating Officer, providing broad operational leadership across the Groupís businesses. Prior to joining NTR plc in February 2010, Michael was CEO of ESB 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. Michael has a Degree in Engineering from University College Galway. He is a Chartered Member of Engineers Ireland and a Committee Member of the Energy Institute.

Neil Parkinson Neil Parkinson
Chief Financial Officer

Neil was appointed Chief Financial Officer of NTR plc in March 2011. Neil has held executive roles with NTR group companies since 2006, firstly as CEO of Irish Broadband, NTRís wireless broadband business, which was merged with Imagine Communications Group in May 2008. Subsequently, he was Chief Executive of Greenstar Ireland, where he restructured the business in response to market challenges, as well as acquiring and successfully integrating the Irish non-hazardous waste assets of Veolia. Before joining NTR, Neil held the positions of Chairman, Chief Executive and Chief Financial Officer of Esat Group, the leading telecommunications operator which was acquired by BT Group in 2000 for US$2.4 billion. Neil holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University College Dublin and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.

Brian Kearney Brian Kearney
Non-Executive Director

Brian has run his own management consultancy firm for over 20 years. During this period he was also Chief Executive of Powerscreen International plc and CardBase Technologies Ltd. He was Group Chief Executive of Arnotts Holdings Limited, a retail and property investment group. Previously, he was Chairman of Lifestyle Sports, a founder and Chairman of Premier Computer Group and a non-executive director of IWP International Ltd, McCormick Macnaughton Ltd and Moffett Engineering Ltd. Brian 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 based in New York. Brian also serves on the Professional Standards Committee of the Chartered Accountants Regulatory Board.

Christopher Nash Christopher Nash
Non-Executive Director

Christopher is Chairman of Gasrec Limited, a Director of Current OpenGrid Limited, Senior Independent Director at Hutchison China Medical Limited and a Non Executive Director of EVO Electric Limited. Previously Christopher 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. Christopher trained as a Civil Engineer and has an MBA from Manchester Business School.

Donal Tierney Donal Tierney
Non-Executive Director

Donal is a shareholder and Group Chief Executive Officer of Bimeda Holdings plc. Donal previously held senior positions in pharmaceutical companies Cross Group, Fuisz Technologies and Clonmel Healthcare. Donal is also a Director of Industry Research and Development Group and Traidlinks. He has a BA degree from University College Dublin and an MBA from Michael Smurfit Business School.

Michael Walsh Michael Walsh
Non-Executive Director

Michael is Chief Executive Officer of Woodford Capital Ltd. He was Group Finance Director of NTR plc from 2003 until 2010. Prior to joining NTR, Michael was Group Finance Director and Company Secretary of Musgrave Group plc for ten years. He also worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers in both Dublin and London. Michael is a Non- Executive Director of EFMI Funds plc and of Doyle Hotels (Holdings) Ltd, and is Chairman of the Board of St. Patrickís Hospital Foundation. He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from The National University of Ireland, Cork, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.

Alan Walsh Alan Walsh
Non-Executive Director

Alan is Chief Executive Officer of One51 plc. He joined One51 in 2006, and was appointed Group Chief Financial Officer in 2009. Alan served as Interim Chief Executive from July 2011, before being appointed Group CEO in November 2011. Prior to One51, Alan worked at KPMG, Matheson Ormsby Prentice and with reinsurance group AXIS Capital. He graduated from University College Dublin with a degree in International Commerce, and later qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG.

Caroline Bergin Caroline Bergin
Group Legal Director & Company Secretary

Caroline joined NTR plc as Group Legal Director & Company Secretary in July 2010. Prior to taking up this position, Caroline held the same position 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 Company Secretary in 2002.

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