Jerry Grant

Chairperson, Dublin Port Company

Jerry is an experienced Non-Executive Director & Strategic Business Advisor, specialising in the Infrastructure and general utilities sectors. He is currently Chairperson of Dublin Port Company, Director of Sport Ireland, a member of the Forestry Advisory Committee at DAFM and of the Major Projects Advisory Group at DEPNDPNR. He is Chairman of OutForm Consulting, a market leading business consultancy in the infrastructure and utility sectors. Jerry is currently serving as Chairman of the High Voltage (HV) Interface Forum facilitating collaboration of the electricity and roads sectors in developing the Irish HV Grid. He has set up and chairs Watershare Ireland, a partnership between GOAL and the Irish Water sector, helping to deliver water and sanitation projects in developing countries with the support of Uisce Eireann and industry partners.

Jerry played a leading role in the establishment of Irish Water as the national water utility, was its first Head of Asset Management from 2013 to 2016 and thereafter was Managing Director up to September 2018. He played a front-line role in leading the development of an enduring utility capability and engaging with political, media and other stakeholders in support of its objectives. Prior to Irish Water, Jerry was Managing Director of RPS in Ireland from 2002 for 10 years, leading a successful infrastructure and environmental consultancy and prior to that was Director of MCOS from the early 1990’s, where he led a market leading water sector consultancy business.

Jerry holds a First Class Honours Degree in Civil Engineering and a Diploma in Contract Law and Arbitration from UCD, is a Fellow of Engineers Ireland, Fellow of the Irish Academy of Engineering, is a Member of the Institute of Arbitrators and Member of the Institute of Directors. He was the recipient of the President’s Award from the ACEI in 2017 for Services to Engineering in Ireland and in 2018, received the 2018 Irish Environment Award from CIWEM (ROI Branch), Outstanding Achievement Award from ICE (ROI Branch) and the Civil Engineering Contractor’s Award for services to the industry.

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