Centre Governance

Our Governance Structure and associated committees support and advise our leadership team ensuring optimal performance and oversight of activities and development.

Governance Committee

Role

To provide oversight of BiOrbic’s strategic vision and measure performance against this vision.

Committee Members

Ms. Patricia Reilly (Chair)
Job Title TBC
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Mr. George Burke
Head of Economic Infrastructure, Regulation and Climate Change
Department of an Taoiseach (Prime Minister)

Prof. Kevin O’ Connor
Director
BiOrbic, Bioeconomy SFI Research Centre

Dr. Paul Connolly
CEO
Marine Institute

Dr. Kevin Turner
Research and Development Innovation Project Manager
Carbery

Prof. Linda Doyle
Dean of Research
Trinity College Dublin

Dr. Frank O’Mara
Director of Research
Teagasc

Prof. Orla Feely
Vice President for Research, Innovation & Impact
University College Dublin

Mr. Rory Caren
Founder and Business Development Director
Caren Meicnic Teoranta

Mr. Christophe Luguel
Director, Europe
IAR – French Bioeconomy Cluster

Scientific Advisory Committee

Role

Provide the Centre with independent and impartial advice on recent scientific trends and developments worldwide, to ensure that the Centre is at the forefront of international state-of-the-art.

Committee Members

Prof Alexander Steinbüchel (Chair)
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Germany

Prof Roger Sheldon
Technische Universiteit Delft
Netherlands

Prof Diana Sousa
Wageningen University and Research
Netherlands

Prof Sarah McClaren
Massey University
New Zealand

Industry Advisory Committee

Role

Advise Centre as to prevailing industry trends and needs and review and advise on the commercial impact of research intellectual property developed by the Centre.

Committee Members

Mr Peter Corcoran (Chair)
CEO
MBIO

Mr Ciaran Behan
Director – Global Trade
EY

Dr Paul O’Connor
CEO
This is Seaweed

Mr Michael Murray
Managing Director
NVP Energy

Stephen O’Donovan
Head of Business Development
Dairygold

Executive Committee

Role

Develop and maintain a long-term strategic plan for the Centre and ensure on-going, smooth operations of the Centre through the effective implementation that its long-term strategic plan.

Committee Members

Prof Kevin O’Connor
Director (Chair)
BiOrbic

Prof Nick Holden
Deputy Director
BiOrbic

Prof Maeve Henchion
Teagasc

Prof Eoin Casey
University College Dublin

Prof Yurii Gunk’o
Trinity College Dublin

Prof Pat Guiry
University College Dublin

Prof Gerard Cagney
University College Dublin

Prof Fionnuala Murphy
University College Dublin

Prof James Lyng
University College Dublin

Prof Brijesh Tiwari
Teagasc

Prof Ramesh Babu
Trinity College Dublin

Mr Derek O’Brien
Executive Director
BiOrbic

Research Programme Committee

Role

Monitor research progress across all Centre-funded projects.

Committee Members

Prof Maeve Henchion (Chair)
Teagasc

Prof Nick Holden
University College Dublin

Prof Yurii Gunk’o
Trinity College Dublin

Prof Pat Guiry
University College Dublin

Prof James Lyng
University College Dublin

Prof Cathal O’Donoghue
NUI Galway

Prof J.J. Leahy
University of Limerick

Dr Liina Rae
Funding Diversification Officer
BiOrbic

Industry/Spokes Committee

Role

Review proposals brought forward for allocation of available funding to industry targeted projects.

Monitor connections and access to Platform Research expertise for industry focused projects and will make recommendations for integration where needed.

Recommend a strategy for industry spokes (individual spokes and collective spokes).

Committee Members

Mr Ciaran Behan (Chair)
Director – Global Trade
EY

Prof James Lyng
University College Dublin

Prof Nick Holden
Deputy Director
BiOrbic

Prof Maeve Henchion
Teagasc

Prof Eoin Casey
University College Dublin

Prof Fionnuala Murphy
University College Dublin

Prof Brijesh Tiwari
Teagasc

Prof Ramesh Babu
Trinity College Dublin

Prof Vincent O’Flaherty
NUI Galway

Dr Cody Mayoh
Chief Commercialisation and Innovation Officer
BiOrbic