Roscommon man Maurice Buckley, Executive Chairman of the Office of Public Works, has been inaugurated as the 128th President of Engineers Ireland at the professional membership body’s AGM, which was held virtually on Tuesday.
Having commenced his career at Inland Motors, Ennis to taking up positions with The Boston Consulting Group in Munich, Maurice established a subsidiary of a German Printing Company, System Label (now MCC) in Roscommon prior to assuming his role as Chief Executive of the National Standards Authority of Ireland, where he had responsibility for the country’s standardisation, certification and metrology activities.
In 2017, Maurice was appointed Chairman of the Office of Public Works where he has led large-scale capital investment and maintenance programmes to improve Ireland’s flood defences and public buildings, both modern and heritage.
Commenting on his inauguration, President Maurice Buckley said: “The Programme for Government is a clarion call for engineering solutions from start to finish. Apart from the high level of capital investment already planned in Project Ireland 2040 and the National Development Plan, the policy changes foreseen in transport, housing, building retrofit, energy, broadband and communications, and in regionalisation are all changes that require engineers and sustainable engineering solutions if they are to be delivered effectively”.