Michael was appointed as the EU Projects Manager for 3cea in March 2020. Previously he was Managing Director of Action Renewables in Belfast, since April 2009. Michael is an innovative Manager with wide ranging experience across a range of disciplines, including, R&D and EU Technical Projects. He has acted as project leader in an Atlantic Area, ERDF, Interreg project and as a project partner in five other Northern Periphery Interreg projects; he was responsible for the overall programme delivery.
He is a Chartered Surveyor, and is also a Chartered Environmentalist, a qualified Project Manager and a Member of the Institute of Directors. He has been a Director of Bioenergy Europe, the European Biomass Association, since 2014, is a past President of IrBEA, the Irish Bioenergy Association., and is now a Director of IrBEA. He is also a Director of SURE a biomass certification company based in Bonn.
Michael has contributed to many academic and research documents, including EU working groups, OECD publications and the development of RE courses for Univesities. He is a skilled and experienced Chair, Facilitator and Speaker for conferences and seminars.