ESG Autumn Summit (1) 1

Marie C. Donnelly

Chairperson, Climate Change Advisory Council

Marie spent 30 years with the European Commission, ultimately as Director

for Renewables, Energy Efficiency and Innovation, and was a leading advocate of future oriented policies and strategies: providing a fair deal for consumers; putting energy efficiency first; and achieving global leadership in renewable energies.

Marie is a member of the Governance Committee of MaREI, and an Advisory

board member of UCD Energy Institute. She was the first Chairperson of Renewable Energy Ireland, an open partnership of sustainable energy associations working collectively to support the energy transition in Ireland.

She was also a non-executive director of Tipperary Energy Agency, a social

enterprise for energy efficiency; and E3G, a European climate change think

tank operating to accelerate the global transition to a low carbon economy.

Before joining the Commission, Marie was a director of the Federation of Irish Chemical Industries, prior to which she was an executive with Kerry Group. She is a Senior Advisor in Brussels to Penta, a global communications agency.

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