Who we are

water ripple water advisory body ireland

Who we are

water ripple water advisory body ireland

Paul McGowan

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Dr McGowan was appointed Chairperson of the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) in February 2017. Paul has also been a Commissioner with CRU since March 2013.

His lead responsibilities within the CRU include generation and wholesale energy markets, water regulation and energy safety. Paul joined CRU in 2000 and his previous roles include Director of Safety, Director of All Island Energy Markets, Head of Gas and Senior Analyst (in Gas Regulation and in Electricity Markets).

Before joining CRU, Paul also previously worked in the offshore oil & gas, education and construction sectors.

Paula McGowan member of the Water Advisory body Ireland

Paul McGowan

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Dr McGowan was appointed Chairperson of the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) in February 2017. Paul has also been a Commissioner with CRU since March 2013.

His lead responsibilities within the CRU include generation and wholesale energy markets, water regulation and energy safety. Paul joined CRU in 2000 and his previous roles include Director of Safety, Director of All Island Energy Markets, Head of Gas and Senior Analyst (in Gas Regulation and in Electricity Markets).

Before joining CRU, Paul also previously worked in the offshore oil & gas, education and construction sectors.

Dr. Michelle Minihan

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Dr. Minihan joined the EPA in April 2018, where she leads the drinking water team within the Office of Environmental Enforcement and has responsibility for the regulation of Irish Water, ensuring the quality of drinking water delivered through the public supply in the Republic of Ireland meets legislative requirements.

Dr. Minihan is a member of the EU Drinking Water Expert Group and has worked on the recast of the Drinking Water Directive.

After completing her PhD in Chemistry at the University of Limerick, Dr. Minihan has worked in the private and public sectors before joining the Food Safety Authority of Ireland, where she worked for over 10 years in a variety of roles.

Dr. Michelle Minihan

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Dr. Minihan joined the EPA in April 2018, where she leads the drinking water team within the Office of Environmental Enforcement and has responsibility for the regulation of Irish Water, ensuring the quality of drinking water delivered through the public supply in the Republic of Ireland meets legislative requirements.
Dr. Minihan is a member of the EU Drinking Water Expert Group and has worked on the recast of the Drinking Water Directive.
After completing her PhD in Chemistry at the University of Limerick, Dr. Minihan has worked in the private and public sectors before joining the Food Safety Authority of Ireland, where she worked for over 10 years in a variety of roles.

Dr. Tom Collins

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Professor Tom Collins is Chair of the Water Forum and the founding Chair of Ireland’s newest and largest university – Technological University Dublin. He is a former Professor of Education in Maynooth University where he also served as Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Vice President. Prior to this, between 2001-2006, he headed up Dundalk Institute of Technology.

Dr. Tom Collins

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Professor Tom Collins is Chair of the Water Forum and the founding Chair of Ireland’s newest and largest university – Technological University Dublin. He is a former Professor of Education in Maynooth University where he also served as Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Vice President. Prior to this, between 2001-2006, he headed up Dundalk Institute of Technology.

Miriam McDonald

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Ms McDonald is a professional, experienced and highly capable Marketing Director/Customer Excellence Specialist. She has worked in a range of different industries from professional services to business to business (B2B). She has particular expertise in the area of utilities having worked as Head of Customer Management, ESB and as a Communications Specialist for SEAI on national energy and gas trials. In addition, she has contributed to a number of companies in the area of energy efficiency, renewables and sustainability.

Miriam McDonald member of the Water Advisory body Ireland

Miriam McDonald

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Ms McDonald is a professional, experienced and highly capable Marketing Director/Customer Excellence Specialist. She has worked in a range of different industries from professional services to business to business (B2B). She has particular expertise in the area of utilities having worked as Head of Customer Management, ESB and as a Communications Specialist for SEAI on national energy and gas trials. In addition, she has contributed to a number of companies in the area of energy efficiency, renewables and sustainability.

Martin Sisk

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Mr Sisk has a Bachelor of Law degree and is a Solicitor by profession. Having previously worked for the Revenue Commissioners, he spent most of his career in Regulation both financial and otherwise as Registrar of Friendly Societies and subsequently as a senior official in the Central Bank of Ireland. He has previously served as Chairman of Vhi Healthcare and is currently Chairman of the Irish Auditing and Accounting Supervisory Authority ( IAASA ). Martin is also a member of the Board of the Irish League of Credit Unions

Martin Sisk member of the Water Advisory body Ireland

Martin Sisk

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Mr Sisk has a Bachelor of Law degree and is a Solicitor by profession. Having previously worked for the Revenue Commissioners, he spent most of his career in Regulation both financial and otherwise as Registrar of Friendly Societies and subsequently as a senior official in the Central Bank of Ireland. He has previously served as Chairman of Vhi Healthcare and is currently Chairman of the Irish Auditing and Accounting Supervisory Authority ( IAASA ). Martin is also a member of the Board of the Irish League of Credit Unions