Dr Brian Motherway has been appointed as chief executive of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). Dr Motherway holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Chemical Engineering and a PhD in Sociology. He first joined SEAI in 2006 and in his most recent role as chief operations officer had overall responsibility for SEAI operations, performance and impacts, strategic planning, and its work in clean technology and enterprise.
Speaking of the appointment, Brendan Halligan, chairman of the board of SEAI, comments: “Sustainable energy is now a core strategic issue for society and must be tackled with strong policies and actions which recognise the urgency of the challenges we face. SEAI will continue to lead with innovative thinking and action to support Ireland in creating jobs, enhancing competitiveness and ensuring clean secure energy for all. With Dr Motherway as our new chief executive, I am confident the Authority will continue to go from strength to strength.”