Geoscience Ireland is headed by one of its Directors Sean Finlay, and is governed by a cross-departmental and cross-sectoral Advisory Board, comprising representatives from Geological Survey Ireland (GSI), Enterprise Ireland (EI), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment (DETE) and five GI Members Companies.
Geoscience Ireland Team
Sean graduated in Geology from University College Dublin and also holds a Diploma in Management for Engineers from Trinity College Dublin.
Sean worked on many aspects of the Tara Mines zinc lead development at Navan, Co. Meath, before working on gold exploration and mining projects in the Former Soviet Union, Ghana and Mali. He was later involved in several major infrastructure projects in Ireland including energy, waste management and quarries.
Sean has been involved in Geoscience Ireland since its inception in 2011; prior to taking up his role with Geoscience Ireland, he was a Director of TOBIN Consulting Engineers.
Sean is a Professional Geologist (P Geo) and a Chartered Engineer (C Eng) and was President of the Irish Mining and Quarrying Society; he is also Chair of the British Irish Chamber of Commerce’s Infrastructure Committee.
Sheila joined GI in 2022 with ample experience working with major corporate and financial institutions including Ericson and Bank of Ireland.
Sheila is responsible for identifying, tracking and communicating commercial tender opportunities for the network of GI companies and focuses on economic infrastructure projects in the UK and European markets.
Sheila coordinates and manages relationships with the network of 35 GI companies and assists in managing the day-to-day operations of the GI team.
Joe is a member of the Geoscience Ireland Panel of Independent Experts. He manages elements an EU Geothermal Energy project GEE2 and is the principal contact for the Geo Drilling Apprenticeship delivered by the South Eastern Technological University.