Europe Advisory Board

Marie C. Donnelly

Marie C. DonnellyDirector of Renewables, Research and Innovation and Energy Efficiency, European Commission’s DG Energy
Marie C. Donnelly currently works with the European Commission in the Directorate General for Energy as Director for new and renewable sources of energy, energy efficiency and innovation, being responsible for the development of the policy and actions on energy efficiency, including the implementation of legislative requirements for buildings, eco-design and labeling. Further responsibilities include the development of policies and actions leading to the achievement of the EU 20% target for renewable energy and the coordination of the research actions in the field of energy including the development of technologies and innovative solutions for low carbon technologies.

Pernille Holtedahl

Pernille HoltedahlEngagement Manager, Vivid Economics, London
Ph.D economist with 20 years of project and policy experience in energy and climate change. Areas of expertise:
– Financial and economic due diligence of energy projects
– Project implementation and evaluation
– Green Bonds
– The financing and economics of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)
– Assessment of energy investment programmes in developing countries
– Climate change economics and finance
– Public-private finance and “results-based financing”

Bernardine Maloney

Bernardine MaloneyCorporate Communications and Public Relations Manager, ESB Dublin
An experienced Senior Manager with over 20yrs experience in the energy industry across Operations, Strategy, HR and Communication and Public Relations. Proven track record of delivering change in challenging circumstances. Commercially focused, delivering results through strong interpersonal, advocacy and influencing skills coupled with a collaborative and consultative approach. Experienced in leading negotiations, with trade unions and with external bodies.Charismatic, energetic and committed to change, growth and development and to being to the forefront of emerging energy technologies. Particularly focused on improving health, safety and wellness.

Victoria Merton

Victoria MertonDirector of Corporate Affairs, The Peel Group
Victoria is responsible for delivery of the corporate strategy for The Peel Group, one of the most diverse private infrastructure investment companies in the UK with assets owned and operated of over £5Bn. Prior to joining Peel in 2007, Victoria worked for private and public entities in the UK and Asia. Her experience includes co-ordination of strategic asset divestment, commercial development of emerging markets and energy infrastructure trading.

Tania Songini

Tania SonginiFinance Director, Siemens UK
Tania is half-Italian, half-English, grew up in Africa, has lived her adult life in Italy, Germany and the UK and traveled extensively in Latin America and Asia. Tania has been with Siemens since 1997 where, after joining the company as a commercial bid and project manager, she progressed to hold a number of Finance Director roles in Siemens Postal Automation, Siemens Healthcare and more recently Siemens Energy. Today Tania is the Finance Director of Siemens Energy in the UK and the Controller for Siemens Energy Region North West Europe (4 billion EUR business), also leading the Siemens Diversity Programme in North West Europe. Since 2003 Tania has also been active as a Board Member of ViaNinos Germany and UK, a charity that supports projects helping street and working children in Ecuador.

Carla Tully

Carla TullyPresident, AES UK & Ireland
Carla Tully is President of AES UK & Ireland and is responsible for the development and execution of the business strategy, leveraging off the existing 1,920 MW of generating capacity in Northern Ireland and bringing AES’ global expertise in new energy solutions, such as energy storage, to the UK & Ireland. She most recently served as Vice President of the Corporate Strategy and Investment Group at the AES Corporation, and before that as Chief of Staff to AES’ COO of Utilities, focusing on business-level strategy, growth, and risk management for a portfolio of businesses in Latin America, United States, Europe and Africa.