Michael McKernan

Michael McKernan

Michael McKernan joined the Board of Mutual Energy in January 2018. An economist by training, Michael has 25 years’ experience working in government, north and south and in senior roles in the Irish energy sector. Most recently, Michael served as Special Advisor to a number of ministers in the Northern Ireland Executive, with responsibility for policy areas including housing, fuel poverty, social regeneration, planning, waste, built and natural heritage and environmental protection. Prior to this, during his time working for Northern Ireland Electricity, Michael spearheaded the company’s entry into the southern Irish electricity market which ultimately led to the development of the independent Huntstown Power project. Formerly he was Interconnector Business Manager at NIE, during which time he secured the restoration of the North South Interconnector after a long outage. In his earlier career, Michael was a professionally qualified Housing Manager in the Northern Ireland Housing Executive. He subsequently joined the Department of Finance in Dublin, where he was a national trade negotiator in Brussels and Geneva and a Director of the National Standards Authority of Ireland. Michael is also a board member of the Integrated Education Fund. Michael brings a wealth of knowledge of both business and government to his role at Mutual Energy, with particular expertise in the energy and infrastructure sectors.

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