ANNUAL REPORT 2012

The Board

Photo taken at
Corlea Trackway
Centre, Kenagh,
Co. Longford

From left to right:
1. Gabriel D’Arcy (Managing Director)

Gabriel D’Arcy (53) was appointed as Managing Director in February 2008. Prior to joining Bord na Móna, he held a number of management positions in the Kerry Group, most recently Commercial Director, Kerry Ingredients Europe. He previously served as a Captain in the Defences Forces. He holds a B.Sc (Hons) from University College Galway, an MSc from University College Dublin, an M.B.A. from Kingston University Business School, an Advanced Diploma in Management Practice from University of Ulster and an Institute of Directors’ Diploma in Company Direction. He is a member of the Institute of Directors and a member of the Board of the Institute of Public Administration.

2. Paddy Fox

Paddy Fox (63) was appointed to the Board in January 1999 and reappointed in 2003, 2007 and 2011 under the Worker Participation (State Enterprises) Acts 1977 and 1988. He joined Bord na Móna as a seasonal worker in 1970 and became a member of permanent staff in 1975. He has been a team leader since 1990. He holds a Diploma in Management and Industrial Relations.

3. Pat McEvoy

Pat McEvoy (60) was first appointed to the Board in January 1995 and served on the Board until December 2006. He was reappointed in January 2011, under the Worker Participation (State Enterprises) Acts 1977 and 1988. He joined Bord na Móna in 1967 as an apprentice and subsequently served as a fitter-turner in a number of locations. He is currently in the position of Health & Safety Auditor.

4. Rory Scanlan

Rory Scanlan (66) was first appointed to the Board in May 2002 and re-appointed in June 2007. He is a sales and management consultant and author of “Professional Selling Skills”. He is a director of several private companies and has previously served as a director of a number of State Bodies including Foir Teoranta, An Bord Tráchtála and Ordnance Survey Ireland. His term of office expired on 13 June 2012.

5. Peter Wyer

Peter Wyer (63) was appointed to the Board in May 2008. He has a Commerce and Law Degree from the National University of Ireland Galway. Having spent some time in Merchant Banking he moved into sales where he spent most of his career. He joined Arch Motors Ltd Galway in 1976 where he is currently Sales Director and Company Secretary. He is also a director of a number of other related companies.

6. David Taylor

David Taylor (66) was appointed to the Board in June 2009. He is an independent strategic advisor on sustainable energy and holds professional qualifications in engineering and management. Prior to establishing his own practice he was CEO of Sustainable Energy Ireland and advised the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Change and Energy. He is Chairman of the Energy Institute in Ireland.

7. Fergus McArdle (Chairman)

Fergus McArdle (58) was appointed to the Board in November 2002 and as Chairman in September 2004, and reappointed in September 2009. He is a senior partner at KMR Registered Auditors. He is a fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants since 1978 and became a Chartered Director of the Institute of Directors in 2012. He has a portfolio of personal business interests with directorships in manufacturing, service and property companies. He also serves on not for profit commercial business, sporting and charitable bodies.

8. Paudge Bennett

Paudge Bennett (58) was appointed to the Board in January 2007 and reappointed in 2011 under the Worker Participation (State Enterprises) Acts 1977 and 1988. He joined Bord na Móna as a seasonal worker in 1973 and became a member of permanent staff in 1975. He has been a storeman in Boora Works since then. He served as a Trustee of the Bord na Móna Pension Schemes for 11 years until 2006.

9. John Horgan

John Horgan (66) was appointed to the Board in April 2012. He is an independent Human Resource Consultant. He has a degree in Social Science from University College Dublin and MA in Industrial Relations from Warwick University. Following positions in the UK and Irish public service he was appointed Deputy Chairman and then Chairman of the Labour Court. Subsequently he worked for GPA in Shannon and was HR Director for a number of multinational companies. More recently he was awarded MA in History from National University of Ireland Galway.

10. Denise Cronin

Denise Cronin (42) was appointed to the Board in September 2011. She is an Accounting Manager with the Irish subsidiary of a US multinational technology company. She has worked in finance roles in a number of Irish companies across a range of industries. Denise is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and holds a B. Comm (Hons) from University College Cork. She also serves with a number of not for profit bodies.

11. Colm Ó Gógáin

Colm Ó Gógáin (59) was appointed to the Board in January 2011 under the Worker Participation (State Enterprises) Acts 1977 and 1988. He joined Bord na Móna in 1974 and has held various positions including Chief Executive Bord na Móna Fuels Ltd, Director of Bord na Móna Environmental Ltd and is currently Head of Strategic Infrastructure. He holds a B.E. (Mechanical) from University College Dublin, is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of The Institute of Engineers of Ireland.