Managing Director Land Solutions & Venturing
David was appointed Managing Director of Land Solutions and Venturing in September 2019. He has worked in Coillte for over 16 years in a number of leadership roles such as sales & supply chain, resource planning, procurement, treasury and finance.
David is a Chartered accountant and has a masters in accounting from UCD and a post graduate degree in IT from DCU.
Richard Lowe joined Coillte in 1996 and has had various roles including Forest Research, Nurseries, Forest Management and Market Development. Prior to joining Coillte’s Land Solution’s Team, Richard was Director of Sales and Marketing in Coillte Forest dealing with sawmill, panel mill and other log customers. Richard joined Land Solutions in July 2016 as Commercial Director with responsibility for all land transactions and asset management. The Commercial Team provide opportunities for customers/clients to realise their needs in relation to land requirements.
Richard holds a Masters Degree in Forestry from University College Dublin and an MBA from Smurfit Business School, UCD.
Head of Finance
Lorraine joined Coillte in 2013 and has held a number of finance positions, most recently Head of Finance for the Forest division. She was appointed Head of Finance, Land Solutions & Venturing in October 2019. In this role, she is responsible for providing strong leadership on measuring the success of the division strategy and valuing the assets created by the group together with delivering an appropriate governance and controls framework for the overall Land Solutions & Venturing Business.
Lorraine is a Chartered Accountant (ICAI) and has a B.Comm degree and Masters of Accountancy from National University of Ireland, Galway. Before joining Coillte, her previous roles included Finance Manager, Medtronic (formerly Covidien) based in their European Headquarters in Switzerland and Audit Assistant Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers based in Dublin and Boston.
Strategic Investments and Asset Management Director
Bill took on the role of Strategic Investments and Asset Management Director in November 2019 having held a number of leadership positions in Coillte Forest and in Coillte Land Solutions and Venturing. Bill is responsible for the management, co-ordination and governance of a portfolio of strategic investments in renewable energy, forestry and wood panel manufacturing.
Bill holds a degree in Forestry from University College Dublin and an MBA from Smurfit Business School, UCD.
Head of New Business Venturing
Kenneth was appointed Head of Business Venturing in October 2019. He has worked in Coillte for over 14 years in a number of leadership roles such as sales & marketing, project management, innovation, procurement and operations.
Kenneth holds and degree in Forestry and Forest Products from University of Wales Bangor and a Diploma in Applied Project Management from the Institute of Project Management.
Raheenleagh Wind Farm
The wind farm is a joint venture between Coillte and ESB and has been constructed on the Raheenleagh Forest, Co. Wicklow. The