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Appointment to the Interim Board of the NW Regional Energy Agency Company Ltd



Applications from suitably qualified candidates are being invited to fill one (1) External Director position on the Interim Board of the ‘North West Energy Agency’ Company.

Note - this appointment will be on a pro bono basis.


The North West Regional Energy Agency Company was established by Donegal County Council in May 2022 as a first step in the delivery of the North-West Regional Energy Strategy.


Donegal County Council and Derry City and Strabane District Council have committed to work together, as detailed within the North-West Regional Energy Strategy, with the ambition of decarbonising energy systems and aiming for net zero carbon emissions by 2045.


An Information Booklet - NWEA Interim Board and Expression of Interest Form - NWEA‌ are available on the Donegal County Council’s website. Interested candidates should be able to demonstrate significant expertise in several the following areas:

  • Climate Action – specifically, decarbonisation of buildings and transport, including renewable technologies.
  • Commercial property development;
  • High potential business start-up;
  • Business investment;
  • Social/Community enterprise;


It is desirable that candidates possess a range of the blended skills from the following:

  • Previous Board experience;
  • An understanding of corporate governance;
  • An ability to take a broad, future focussed perspective on issues;
  • An ability to work effectively with others as part of a team;
  • A strong commitment to adding value and impacting positively;
  • The ability to ask relevant and pertinent questions;
  • An ability to understand high-level financial data.


The ‘North West Energy Agency’ Company encourages applications from diverse, qualified candidates to ensure the Board is a true reflection of Irish society and shall have regard to the desirability for gender balance, diversity and inclusion on the Board.


Expressions of interest (which should include both a Cover Letter & an Expression of Interest Form) to be submitted by email to: [email protected] by 4pm, on 26th January 2024.