The Steering Committee acts to promote the decisions of the Environmental Pillar Plenary, and is made up of the representatives elected by all Pillar members.
Duncan Stewart | Chair of Green Foundation Ireland
Chair of Green Foundation Ireland, Duncan Stewart (who is an award-winning architect and television producer) has been a leading Irish advocate for environmental issues for over 40 years. A champion for environmental issues, sustainable energy and architectural conservation since his student days, for the past two decades Duncan has also been a popular television personality in Ireland.
Kate Ruddock | Deputy Director of Friends of the Earth Ireland
Kate Ruddock is Depty Director of Friends of the Earth Ireland. She has previously worked as Policy and Campaigns Manager with FOE and before that as an environmental consultant.
Mark McDowell| Hedge Laying Association of Ireland
Mark McDowell (Secretary) is the PRO of the HLAI and has been a director of the organisation since its foundation. He has an Ecology Diploma from UCC and has been involved in environmental work since 1997.
Cillian Lohan |
CEO of the Irish Natural Forestry Foundation (INFF)
Cillian has a background in wildlife and was a former Deputy Head of the Gerrard Durrell Trust, Jersey. As CEO of the INFF, Cillian promotes the delivery of mixed species broadleaf forests in Ireland, while protecting biodiversity. Cillian is also an Environmental Pillar representative of the European, Economic and Social Committee (EESC).
Oonagh Duggan | BirdWatch Ireland
Oonagh Duggan is the acting Head of Policy, Communications and People Engagement with BirdWatch Ireland. Previously Oonagh worked with a number of other NGOs and public bodies in the environmental sector.
Donna Mullen | Bat conservation Ireland
Donna Mullen is a founder member of Bat Conservation Ireland and works as a freelance environmentalist. She has a keen interest in environmental law and health, and lives on a farm nature reserve in Meath with her husband, four children, countless animals, and lots of bats.
Charles Stanley Smith | Communications Director of An Taisce, the National Trust of Ireland
Charles Stanley Smith is Communications Director and former Chairman of an Taisce, a non-governmental organisation that promotes conservation, renewal and permanent preservation of heritage in Ireland. Charles is also involved in the RNLI and is a former Lifeboat Operations Manager with the Institute.
Andrew St.Ledger | CELT
Andrew works with CELT as a tutor and speaker, and promotes the multiple benefits of sustainably managed native woodlands. Andrew is also the founding member of the Woodland League, an NGO dedicated to restoring the relationship between people and their native woodlands.