Advisory Committee of the Environmental Protection Agency

Legal basis: Environmental Protection Agency Act No. 7 of 1992, Section 27
Maximum Number of Positions: 12
Gender Balance Numbers: Female (8), Male (3)
Gender Balance Percentage: Female (73%), Male (27%)
Notes: 12 members of which: One is EPA Director General, ex-officio, appointed by Government, who also chairs Committee (or Deputy DG, in absence of, or vacancy of post of DG) Of the other 11 members, 7 are appointed by MCCAE from among nominations made by bodies prescribed under the Act, and 4 are appointed directly by MCCAE. Term: 3 years

Name First Appointed Reappointed Expiry Date Position type Basis of appointment
Dr Aoife Foley 18/02/2021 17/02/2024 Member Ministerial appointment
Laura Burke 08/11/2011 05/12/2019 04/12/2022 Chairperson Government Reappointment (ex officio)
Mr Brendan Dunford 18/02/2021 17/02/2024 Member Designated Nominating Body
Mr Thomas Cooney 18/02/2021 17/02/2024 Member Designated Nominating Body
Ms Elaine Mahon 18/02/2021 17/02/2024 Member Designated Nominating Body
Ms Elaine Nevin 13/02/2013 18/02/2021 17/02/2024 Member Ministerial appointment
Ms Sadhbh O'Neil 18/02/2021 17/02/2024 Member Designated Nominating Body
Ms Yvonne Mullooly 18/02/2021 17/02/2024 Member Ministerial appointment
Professor Frances Lucy 18/02/2021 17/02/2024 Member Designated Nominating Body
Professor John Wegner 18/02/2021 17/02/2024 Member Designated Nominating Body
Sharon Finnegan 19/04/2021 18/04/2026 Director Ex-Officio