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.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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Oliver Moore  

Oliver works with Cultivate on European projects and initiatives related to agri-food, rural issues and digitalisation.

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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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Caroline Lewis 

Caroline is a Director of Friends of the Irish Environment, an organisation which seeks the proper implementation of environmental and planning laws to support sustainable communities.

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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.