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Mr. Brendan Tuohy

Chair of Oversight Board

Brendan Tuohy retired as Secretary General of the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources in September 2007. The Department (and its predecessor) was responsible for a number of sectors of the economy including telecommunications, broadcasting, postal, e-commerce, marine, marine safety, fisheries, aquaculture, inland fisheries, forestry, ports, maritime transport and safety, off-shore exploration, mining, energy and renewable resources.

Brendan served as a member of the National Economic and Social Council as Vice-Chairman of the United Nations Task Force on Information and Communications Technology for Development and a member of The United Nations Millennium Project Task Force 10 on Science, Technology and Innovation.

He is currently Chairman of the UN body, the Global eSchools and Communities Initiative, Chairman of the National Maritime College of Ireland Advisory Board and Chairman of the Board of the Dublin Region Higher Education Alliance. He is also a member of a number of other boards.

He holds a degree in civil engineering from University College Cork (UCC) and postgraduate qualifications in environmental engineering and management from Dublin University, Trinity College, in addition to a Master's in Strategic Management from Dublin University. He is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland, Member of the Irish Academy of Engineering and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Business Information Systems, University College Cork.