Chairperson, An Bord Pleanála
Mary Kelly was appointed Chairperson of the Board of An Bord Pleanála in August 2011. She had been the Director General of the Environmental Protection Agency since May 2002. She holds a PhD in Chemistry from Trinity College Dublin, and an MBA from Dublin City University. Mary previously worked with IBEC, the Irish Business and Employers Confederation, where she was responsible for environmental policy, and before that in the pharmaceutical industry. She was elected to membership of the Royal Irish Academy in 2008 and has served on the Council of the Academy.