New chief executive for NTR

NTR plc, announced today that Rosheen McGuckian has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, replacing Michael McNicholas who, as previously announced, will be leaving to take up the Chief Executive role at Bord Gais.

Rosheen joined NTR in September 2008 with responsibility for Group Strategy and Business Development. She has held a number of positions in the Group including acting as CEO of both solar development and waste management platforms within the group. Prior to NTR, Rosheen was most recently Chief Executive Officer of GE Money Ireland, the consumer finance division of General Electric, having joined GE in 2002. Prior to joining GE, Rosheen led the business transformation initiative for Irish utility ESB Power Generation. Before holding this role, she acted as a communications consultant for 13 years. Rosheen is a Director of the Irish Aviation Authority and holds a PhD, MA and BSc.

McGuckian said: “I am delighted to have the opportunity to lead NTR into its next phase of growth. We have a valuable portfolio of businesses, particularly in US wind, with Wind Capital Group performing very well. We also have a significant opportunity to deliver shareholder value through targeted investments in the Irish and UK wind sector.”

Tom Roche, Chairman of NTR plc, said today: “I am very pleased to congratulate Rosheen on her appointment as Chief Executive of the Group. We are very fortunate to have such a talented, high-calibre executive within the company. Rosheen has been instrumental in shaping the future direction of the company and is uniquely qualified to lead the team delivering on our strategy of investing in the renewable energy sector in the EU and US.”