Meet The Team


Herman BusschotsHerman Busschots Non Executive Director

Herman began working in the Irish wind industry in 1993. His career to date has involved the development of over 1000MW of wind energy projects, some 50MW of solar projects and various conventional generation technologies. Herman’s international experience and wind market knowledge is an invaluable asset to help guide the successful development of WindConnect.

Herman is also director of Galetech Energy Developments, an international large scale wind development company as well as a number of service companies to wind energy industry.

 

 

Donogh O BrienDonogh O’ Brien, Engineering Manager

A qualified electrical engineer, Donogh founded WindConnect in 2008. Donogh has worked in the power industry for the past ten years, seven of which were spent in the area of wind project development and construction. He has extensive experience in project design and construction of large and small scale wind energy developments.

 

 

 

 

Paul CarneyPaul Carney, Development Manager

A qualified mechanical engineer since 1999, Paul joined WindConnect as development manager in 2009. Paul previously spent over a decade working with ESB International. He has worked across a range of technologies and business areas in the electricity industry and has extensive experience in planning and executing large scale gas and wind energy projects both in Ireland and across Europe.

 

 

 

Seamus CanavanSeamus Canavan Planning Advisor BA (Hons) MA MIPI MRTPI Affil IEMA,
Consultant Chartered Town Planner,

Seamus Canavan is the founder and managing director overseeing the day to day management and directing future growth of Canavan Associates Ltd.

He has expert knowledge of the NI renewable energy, planning and environmental regulation, administration and control systems. He has managed the production of some 15 EIAs for wind energy projects in N. Ireland in the past few years with planning permission obtained for 6 commercial wind energy projects to date.

 


Seamus Mc CaffreySeamus McCaffrey Financial Advisor

Seamus McCaffrey is Managing Director of SP McCaffrey & Co Accountants, which he formed in 1983 and operates throughout Ireland and the UK.  Seamus’ specialism includes Business Structures, Cross Border Funding, Income & Corporation Tax Planning and Accountancy and Financial Management. He provides advice and guidance to a varied range of enterprises including renewable energy applications such as biomass combined heat and power, solar, wind generation and bio-oil production. Seamus’ experience and market knowledge makes him a valued advisor to WindConnect.

 

 

Emma CooperEmma Cooper Legal Advisor

Emma Cooper is a partner in the Commercial Property department of the pre-eminent commercial law firm, Carson McDowell. The Commercial Property department is recognised as one of the leading teams in Northern Ireland, regularly named as the leader of its field in many areas of expertise including natural energy and resource projects, commercial leasing and the acquisition and disposal of land.

Emma Cooper acts as lead legal advisor to many of Northern Ireland’s renewable energy operators and her experience in and knowledge of the energy sector makes her a valuable addition to the Windconnect team.

Qualified: England and Wales and N Ireland