President, CEO and Executive Director
Alan Walsh (FCA, AITI) is the Chief Executive of Officer of the Company. In November 2011, he was appointed as chief executive officer of IPL Ltd, having served since July 1, 2011 as interim chief executive officer. Prior to that, he was the chief financial officer of the Group from July 2009.
Mr. Walsh qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG and subsequently worked with Matheson and AXIS Capital. He graduated from University College Dublin with a degree in International Commerce. Mr. Walsh is also a non-executive director of Pioneer Green Energy LLC.
Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary
Christian joined IPL in January 2019. As Chief Legal Officer, Christian is responsible for providing legal advice and support to the entire organization including matters relating to commercial contracts, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, finance and intellectual property.
Christian is a seasoned lawyer and a member of the Quebec Bar Association since 2000. His role at IPL includes corporate secretary of the Board of Directors.
Christian was Vice-President, Legal Affairs and Secretary of Laurentian Bank of Canada from 2016 to 2018 after having spent ten years at Quebecor Inc., where he held the role of Senior Director, Mergers, Acquisitions and Financing and Corporate Secretariat.
Chief Risk Officer
PJ Browne was appointed Chief Risk Officer in September 2017. He is also a non-executive director of Altas Investments plc.
Prior to joining IPL, PJ held a number of positions within the areas of risk management, internal audit, compliance and company secretarial. From February 2006 to June 2008, he was Company Secretary and Head of Internal Audit & Risk Management at AgCert International plc, a FTSE-listed company involved in the origination and certification of certified emission reduction units (carbon credits) under the rules of the Kyoto Protocol.
From June 2008 to September 2015, PJ was Company Secretary and Head of Risk & Internal Audit at EcoSecurities Group plc, an AIM-listed company also involved in the origination and certification of carbon credits. From September 2015 to September 2017, he worked for CircleK Ireland (formerly Topaz Energy Group Limited) and ACTAVO Group Limited in a number of roles including Head of Internal Audit, Head of Shared Services and Head of Risk & Compliance.
PJ qualified as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young in Dublin and graduated from University College Galway with an honours degree in Commerce.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Benjamin was appointed Chief Human Resources Officer in February 2020.
Benjamin has 20 years direct experience in Human Resources Management, including more than 10 years Business Partnering at International level and coordinating the HR activities of numerous subsidiaries in Asia, Europe, Africa, South and North America. He has a successful track record of HR organization transformation and digitalisation in a global environment and embarking HR teams in the change process.
Benjamin's experience covers a number of industry sectors: Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices, Construction, Energy, Automation, Electronic and Software, the Steel Industry and the Oil & Gas industry.
Benjamin has an MBA from Dublin City University and Reims Management School and a degree in Biological Engineering & Microbiology from Pierre and Marie Curie University.
Head of Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability
Conor Wall is Head of Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability and joined the Company in 2016. He has over 25 years of EHSS experience in the manufacturing, mining, built environment and energy sectors, including renewable projects in wind, solar, hydro and waste-to-energy.
Conor was Senior Environmental Consultant at Golder Associates, a global environmental consulting firm, from 2002 to 2016. He was also a director of Golder Associates Ireland Ltd. from 2007 to 2010, and Managing Principal of the Irish operations from 2010 to 2016.
Conor holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Science from University College Galway, a Master’s Degree in Applied Environmental Science from Queens University in Belfast, and a Diploma in Environmental Impact Assessment Management from University College Dublin.