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.
Director of Coillte Nature
Ciarán has held a range of senior management roles in Coillte over the last 8 years and has prior experience working in the public and private sectors in Ireland and abroad. He holds a BSc in Engineering, an MSc in Environmental Sustainability and a PhD in Sociology which he earned for his research into environmental governance in Ireland
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 a degree in Forestry and Forest Products from University of Wales Bangor and a Diploma in Applied Project Management from the Institute of Project Management.
Head of Finance
Michael joined Coillte in 2017 and has held a number of finance positions. He was appointed Head of Finance, Land Solutions & Venturing in May 2020. In this role, he 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.
Group Sustainability Manager
Paulina joined Coillte in 2005, and was appointed to the role of Group Sustainability Manager in September 2021. Paulina is a professional Forester and has held various roles across the company including supply chain, customer service, forest operations and most recently, Head of Timber Sales. Paulina holds a Masters in Forestry and Forestry Engineering from Warsaw University of Life Sciences, and a Diploma in Business Finance from the Irish Management Institute. As Group Sustainability Manager, Paulina will be responsible for implementing a group sustainability framework that will develop ambitious targets to 2030.
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