Irish renewable energy group NTR plc has appointed Rosheen McGuckian as its new chief executive. The company, which was founded in 1978 to operate Ireland’s first toll road, has diversified in recent years to invest in the renewable energy space, particularly in the US with its Wind Capital Group subsidiary.
McGuckian will lead NTR following the departure of Michael McNicholas, who was appointed chief executive of Bord Gáis in February.
She joined NTR in 2008 as group corporate development director and has held a number of leadership roles in the company since then. Most recently, McGuckian has been responsible for business development to steer NTR’s future investment strategy in the renewable energy sector.
Wind Capital Group is behind the development of wind energy projects in the US mid-west, including five wind farms in the state of Missouri. In late 2012, Wind Capital opened its Post Rock wind farm in Kansas.
Earlier this year, NTR marked its exit from the waste recycling space after it sold its US recycling company Greenstar for €132m to WM Recycle America.
Tom Roche, chairman of NTR, said McGuckian has been instrumental in shaping the future direction of the company. “She is uniquely qualified to lead the team delivering on our strategy of investing in the renewable energy sector in the EU and US,” he said.
Before joining NTR, McGuckian was chief executive at GE Money Ireland.
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