Ervia, the commercial semi-state company that provides strategic national gas and water infrastructure and services through its key subsidiaries, Gas Networks Ireland and Irish Water, has appointed Cathal Marley in the role of Chief Executive Officer. The Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, with the approval of Government has appointed Mr Marley as a member of the Ervia Board.
Mr. Marley, who is the current Interim CEO, has made an enormous contribution to Ervia, supporting the company in the development and delivery of key strategies around water service delivery and the decarbonisation of the gas network; engaging with stakeholders on key policy issues and decisions; managing the challenges that Covid-19 has presented and leading Ervia and its subsidiary companies, Irish Water and Gas Networks Ireland, through a constantly changing environment.
Speaking about the appointment, the Chair of the Ervia Board, Tony Keohane said,
“Cathal Marley’s appointment is a huge endorsement by the Board and our shareholder of his work as Interim CEO during the past year and as Group CFO prior to this.
“In his role as CEO, Cathal will continue to work closely with the Board and the Executive team to deliver Ervia’s strategic priorities alongside the critical gas and water services we provide to our customers and communities in Ireland.”
Cathal Marley, a native of Donegal, joined Ervia in 2016 as Chief Financial Officer, and has over 20 years’ experience in the utilities and infrastructure sector, having previously worked in senior roles across the electricity industry with ESB. He holds an MBA from Michael Smurfit Business School, UCD, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, a Council Member of the IMI and a member of the DCU Audit Committee. His early career was spent with EY in Dublin and Eastern Europe.