Our Directors

Our Directors


Sally Starbuck

Sally Starbuck is a member of the EcoVillage, Cloughjordan and is an accredited Environmental Architect, Client Advisor and director of Gaïa ecotecture with professional skills in nearly Zero Energy Building.

Sally chaired the RIAI’s Sustainability Taskforce for 2 years, served as a Trustee of the Association for Environment Conscious Building in the UK and has been a Director of Cloughjordan Ecovillage Service Company.


Kate Ruddock

Kate Ruddock was elected to the EN board as a representative of Friends of the Earth. She also works as an Oireachtas researcher for the Green Party.

Kate is committed to ensuring the IEN is working for its members to enable them to deliver the best outcomes for Ireland’s natural environment. Ní neart go cur le chéile.


Eoin Ó Broin

Eoin is a member of Gluaiseacht, is an independent councillor in South Dublin County Council and has a PhD on energy efficiency in buildings. 


Kieran Flood

Kieran Flood is the Coordinator of the Irish Wildlife Trust. Kieran has a background in wildlife biology and science communication. He also has experience working with charity boards on organisational governance and membership engagement. 


Gary Dempsey

Gary is an accountant and works in BNY Mellon. He trained in practice and has vast experience in financial reporting, management accounting, auditing and taxation.


Gary Freemantle

Gary is CEO of An Taisce, The National Trust for Ireland. Gary is a member of the Charted Institute of Personnel & Development. With over 35 years experience in Human Resources and Operations Management. A graduate of National College of Ireland, He has served on boards previously in the business and charity sectors.  

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Oisín Coghlan

Oisin Coghlan has been Director of Friends of the Earth Ireland since 2005 and co-founded Stop Climate Chaos in 2007. Prior to joining Friends of the Earth, Oisín spent a decade working on overseas aid and human rights. He was also the founding coordinator of the Latin America Solidarity Centre (LASC) in 1996.