Irish Water

Maximum Number of Positions: 12
Gender Balance Numbers: Female (3), Male (4)
Gender Balance Percentage: Female (43%), Male (57%)
Notes: Note 1 - Article 14.1 (a) of the Constitution of Irish Water requires that there shall be a minimum of four and a maximum of twelve Directors. Seven positions are currently filled. Note 2 - Article 14.1(b) requires that the CEO of Ervia and the CEO of Irish Water shall be ex officio directors of Irish Water. Note 3 – Board members appointed by Ervia with the consent of the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, given (where appropriate) with the approval of the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, under Articles 14.2(c) and 14.2(e) of the Constitution (Articles of Association) of Irish Water.

Name First Appointed Reappointed Expiry Date Position type Basis of appointment
Brendan Murphy 01/12/2014 24/11/2021 Board Member See Note 3. Term expires 23 November 2023 or, if earlier, the Irish Water Board being reconstituted as a non-executive board in advance of the legal separation of IW from the Ervia Group.
Cathal Marley 01/12/2016 04/09/2020 Chairperson Ex officio as CEO of Ervia (see Note 2 and Note 3). Term expires on the earlier of (i) Irish Water ceasing to be a subsidiary of Ervia; (ii) Mr Marley ceasing to hold the role of CEO of Ervia; and (iii) 3 years from the date of signing of the contract (being 10 August 2020).
Dawn O'Driscoll 24/11/2021 Board Member See Note 3. Term expires 23 November 2023 or, if earlier, the Irish Water Board being reconstituted as a non-executive board in advance of the legal separation of IW from the Ervia Group.
Eamon Gallen 01/10/2018 27/07/2022 Board Member See Note 3. Term expires 26 July 2023 or, if earlier, the Irish Water Board being reconstituted as a non-executive board on the enactment and commencement of the relevant provisions of the Water Services (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2022.
Maria O'Dwyer 26/09/2019 27/07/2022 Board Member See Note 3. Term expires 26 July 2023 or, if earlier, the Irish Water Board being reconstituted as a non-executive board on the enactment and commencement of the relevant provisions of the Water Services (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2022.
Niall Gleeson 06/08/2019 01/01/2022 Board Member Ex officio as CEO of Irish Water (see Note 2 and Note 3) for the duration of Mr Gleeson’s appointment as CEO (i.e. until 31 December 2028)
Yvonne Harris 26/09/2019 27/07/2022 Board Member See Note 3. Term expires 26 July 2023 or, if earlier, the Irish Water Board being reconstituted as a non-executive board on the enactment and commencement of the relevant provisions of the Water Services (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2022.