Our Board

The Directors of the NTR Foundation Board set the agenda and strategy for the Foundation and provide oversight of spend, budget and governance. The Directors ensure that in performing their duties and responsibilities they have regard to best practice and good corporate governance, particularly in relation to financial management and control.


NTR Foundation Board

Joe Dalton (Chair)

Joe Dalton (Chair)

Joe Dalton is Asset Management Director at NTR, where he is responsible for the construction and operations of the NTR renewable energy portfolio in Ireland, UK, France, Sweden and Finland.

Joe has worked for over 30 years in both conventional and renewable energy generation, utilising wind, solar, coal, oil and gas turbine technologies. He has travelled extensively, conducting technical due diligence on renewable energy equipment manufacturers throughout Europe, USA and China. Prior to NTR, Joe worked for Mainstream Renewable Power, where he undertook a variety of roles for onshore and offshore wind projects worldwide.

Previously, Joe held a number of technical and managerial roles in ESB, the Irish State electricity company.  He is a Chartered Engineer and is married with six children.



Jim Barry

Jim Barry

Jim was appointed Chief Investment Officer of BlackRock Inc.‘s renewable power investment platform in February 2011.

Jim served as Chief Executive of NTR plc from June 2000-2011, having served as Assistant Chief Executive and General Manager, Development.

Prior to joining NTR plc in 1998, Jim worked with Bain and Company, a leading global management consulting firm, and in the investment banking division of Morgan Stanley International. He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University College Cork and a Masters in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School.

Jim is on the Council of Patrons of Special Olympics Ireland and is a board member of The Ireland Funds. He also sits on a number of Advisory Boards related to activities in University College Cork and the Harvard Business School.



Caroline Bergin

Caroline Bergin

Caroline Bergin acts as both Board Director and Company Secretary to the NTR Foundation.

Caroline was Group Legal Director & Company Secretary for NTR plc from 2010 to 2014. Prior to taking up this position, Caroline held the same position at Greencore Group, an Irish-headquartered and publicly traded convenience foods company.

Caroline began her career practicing law with A&L Goodbody, before joining Greencore in 1991, and was appointed Greencore Group Company Secretary in 2002. A qualified lawyer and highly experienced company secretary, Caroline brings extensive experience, having been Company Secretary to multiple subsidiaries in Ireland, the UK and the US.



David Flood

David Flood

David Flood is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and in 1981 was a Founding Partner of Chapman Flood & Co. which merged in 1998 with Rawlinson Hunter Mazars to form Chapman Flood Mazars and is part of the international network of Mazars. Since his retirement as partner from the practice in 1998, David has acted as non-executive director for a number of Irish private companies in different industry sectors to assist them in developing and monitoring the overall strategy of their business.

He has also acted as consultant to companies in dealing with specific aspects of their business including buying and selling of companies, equity and bank funding for specific projects and succession planning in family owned businesses. He also assists a number of high net worth individuals in advising them on the management of their net assets.



Stephen Hegarty

Stephen Hegarty

Stephen Hegarty is a partner in the Commercial Department of Arthur Cox. He has a BA from Trinity College and an LLM from London University. He was admitted as a solicitor in Ireland in 1989 and in England and Wales in 1990.

Stephen has considerable experience in acting for large public companies in stock exchange work. He also advises state owned companies, particularly in regard to ESOP and corporate governance.

Prior to joining Arthur Cox, Stephen spent a number of years working in the Commercial Department of an international firm in London, where his practice was mainly focussed on corporate finance.



Anna Pringle

Anna Pringle

Anna was Group HR and Communications Director for NTR plc from 2008-2013. Prior to that, Anna was Head of People & Organisation Capability for Microsoft International and HR Director for Microsoft Ireland. Anna has also held senior HR and leadership development roles with Bank of America in the U.S., most recently as head of HR for the Consumer Products Division, based in Charlotte, NC.

Anna began her career with a New York City HR consulting firm, specialising in organisation development and leadership. She holds a B.A. in Communications from Dublin City University and an M.Sc. in Human Resource Management from the Centre for Labour Market Studies at University of Leicester.



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