Irish Member Committee

The Ireland National Committee aims to promote sustainable energy development in Ireland, as a part of the WEC’s energy vision. As a member of the WEC network, the organisation is committed to representing the Irish perspective within national, regional and global energy debates. The committee includes a variety of members to ensure that the diverse energy interests of Ireland are appropriately represented. Members of the committee are invited to attend high-level events, participate in energy-focused study groups, contribute to technical research and be a part of the global energy dialogue.

Chair: Gareth Davis

Chair

Gareth Davis is currently the Head of Corporate Strategy for ESB - Ireland's largest energy company and owner of the electricity networks in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. In this role, he is responsible for managing the strategic planning process– working with Board, Senior Executive Team and Business Units stakeholders. Before joining ESB, Gareth was the Head of Marketing Strategy and Planning for Europe for eBay, where he also served as Managing Director of eBay’s Irish business. Gareth also spent 5 years with international management consulting firm McKinsey & Co in the United States and worked in London for the Investment Banking Division of Merrill Lynch. Prior to entering the business world, Gareth spend over 5 years working for a leading public policy institute in Washington DC, where he advised US Senators and Congressmen on matters including tax/budget policy, entitlements reform and criminal justice policy. During that time, his articles appeared or his work was featured in such publications as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Irish Times and Washington Post. He holds a BA in economics from Trinity College Dublin (where he was a scholar of the house and graduated in the top 2% of his class), an MBA from the University of Virginia (where he received the Shermet Award for Academic Excellence and the Sheppard Award for Community Service) and a PhD in economics from George Mason University (where he studied under Nobel Laureate, James Buchanan).

Secretary: Adele Sleator