Saturday 25 March 2017

Jerry Grant replaces John Tierney as new Irish Water boss

Jerry Grant is poised to take over at Irish Water
Jerry Grant is poised to take over at Irish Water

Paul Melia Environment Editor

Jerry Grant has been appointed managing director of Irish Water.

The former head of asset management in the utility, he replaces John Tierney who was the company’s first boss.

Mr Grant is the former MD of RPS in Ireland, and joined Irish Water in 2013. The company is part of the Ervia group, and his contract runs for two years.

As head of asset management, he has spearheaded the drive to assess the condition and performance of the water network and has directed a €3bn investment programme.

Ervia group chief executive Michael McNicholas said Mr Grant brought 40 years of experience to the role.

“The appointment of Jerry provides the strong leadership, detailed knowledge and experience that will guide Irish Water through the transition from establishment to fully operational phase as a state utility,” he said.

Ervia also announced the appointed for Cathal Marley as group finance director. He joins the company from ESB.

A chartered accountant, he holds an MBA from the Michael Smurfit Business School.

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