Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten T.D., has appointed Ms Kate Ruddock to the Board of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) for a period of 5 years.
The SEAI is the State agency charged with implementing energy efficiency programmes on behalf of the Department. SEAI's mission is to play a leading role in transforming Ireland into a society based on sustainable energy structures, technologies and practices. To fulfil this mission SEAI aims to provide well-timed and informed advice to Government and deliver a range of programmes efficiently and effectively, while engaging and motivating a wide range of stakeholders and showing continuing flexibility and innovation in all activities.
Minister Naughten said "I am delighted to appoint Ms Ruddock to the Board of SEAI. I believe this appointment will add greatly to the expertise available to the Board as it oversees the implementation of the strategic mandate of SEAI."
Ms Ruddock has been selected following a competitive selection process run on stateboards.ie.
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Biography of Appointee
Kate Ruddock has served in a number of environmental positions, currently working as deputy Director of Friends of the Earth. She has also worked as an environmental Educator and consultant in both Ireland and overseas.