Michael McCarthy Speaker at Renewable Energy Revenues Summit

Michael McCarthy

Director, Cloud Infrastructure Ireland Ibec

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, is pleased to confirm the appointment of Michael McCarthy as the Director of Cloud Infrastructure Ireland.

Formed in July 2021, Cloud Infrastructure Ireland (CII) is Ibec’s newest trade association and will focus on the infrastructure policy issues that affect cloud providers. Ireland’s cloud infrastructure underpins much of the Irish and global digital economy and is responsible for tens of thousands of jobs. A thriving cloud infrastructure is vital to Ireland’s economic success, as a growing number of businesses locate in regions with well-developed cloud infrastructure. CII seeks partnerships with national and local governments to protect and nurture cloud infrastructure to enhance Ireland’s global economic standing.

Michael joins CII having previously served as CEO of the Irish Solar Energy Association [ISEA]. As the inaugural CEO of the ISEA, he established and drove the agenda at the EU Commission, championing the fight against climate change with the required resilience and sound judgement to lead Ireland towards meeting challenging renewable energy targets by 2030.

Michael holds extensive experience of environmental-related legislation within the Oireachtas through his service of 14 years as a TD and Senator, including as Chair of the joint committee on Environment, Culture and the Gaeltacht, and the chairing of the public consultation on the pre-legislative stages of the Climate and Low Carbon Development Act 2015.

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