Cloud Infrastructure Ireland, ibec
Michael McCarthy was appointed Director of Cloud Infrastructure Ireland in July 2021. Cloud Infrastructure Ireland focuses on the infrastructure policy issues that affect cloud providers. Irelands cloud infrastructure underpins much of the Irish and global digital economy and is responsible for tens of thousands of jobs.
Previously, he served as the inaugural CEO of the Irish Solar Energy Association and led the organisation at a crucial time in Irelands decarbonisation agenda and move to a greener economy.
Michael holds extensive experience of environmental-related legislation within the Oireachtas through his service of 14 years as a TD and Senator, including as Chair of the joint committee on Environment, Culture and the Gaeltacht, and the chairing of the public consultation on the pre-legislative stages of the Climate and Low Carbon Development Act 2015.