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Marie C. Donnelly


Non-executive Director

Marie C. Donnelly

Marie C. Donnelly is a non-executive director at E3G.

Throughout her thirty year career in the European Commission, Marie has been a leading advocate of future oriented policies and strategies – most recently to accelerate the energy transition. As the Director for Renewables, Energy Efficiency and Innovation, at DG Energy, she formulated key elements of the ‘Clean Energy for All Europeans’ package designed to put energy efficiency first, achieve global leadership in renewable energies and provide a fair deal for consumers. 

Her earlier roles involved framing an overarching policy for the Pharmaceutical industry including Good Clinical Practice and the establishment of the European Medicines Agency, currently located in London. She also worked on policy and financing responses for business and employee adaptation to change stemming from globalisation and technological innovation.

Currently, Marie is a non executive director of Tipperary Energy Agency – a social enterprise for energy efficiency.

Marie is also a member of the Governance Committee of MaREI, the marine and renewable energy research centre; she is also serving on the Steering Committee of the International Energy Research Centre (IERC), hosted at the Tyndall Institute.

As European Advisory Board Member of the Hawthorn Club, the only International Network for professional women in the energy industry, Marie advances the appointment of women to senior positions and mainstreams gender equality, with the emphasis that equality is for both women and men.