DAERA Appoints New Board Member

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has appointed Mr Shane Lynch as a non-executive board member (NEBM) to the Departmental Board.

NEBMs bring external perspectives and experiences and provide invaluable support and constructive challenge to executive members in their role to ensure that the Board’s business is discharged effectively.

Mr Lynch has 40 years’ experience in the energy sector in asset management and development, regulation and consultancy. He is a former CEO of the Utility Regulator for Northern Ireland and a former Managing Director for the AES Corporation in Northern Ireland where he had responsibility for the operation and development of power plant assets.

Mr Lynch is presently the Electricity Price Control Commissioner for the Channel Island of Sark. He is also a member of the Advisory Committee for the Northern Ireland Central Investment Fund for Charities and a panel member of the Office for the UK Internal Market.

Mr Lynch’s appointment, which is for three years, commences on 1 January 2024 and strengthens further the skills base of our Departmental Board.