Michael was appointed Chairperson of the Port of Cork Company in 2021 on a five-year term. He has a wealth of executive management experience governing major infrastructure projects, as well as extensive board experience.
Michael recently led global commercial operations for the US energy technology company Smart Wires and before this held senior leadership positions in EirGrid, ESB, Wind Energy Ireland as well as a lecturer in UCD. He also currently chairs the Research Advisory Committee for the Global Power System Transformation Consortium. He has a PhD in Engineering and a Master’s in business administration. He is a Fellow of Engineers Ireland.