Pat Cox, Chairman

Pat is the Chairman of SuperNode Ltd.  A former President of the European Parliament and both Commandeur de la Légion d’honneur and a recipient of the Charlemagne prize, Pat brings his wealth of industry and cultural experience to the Board of SuperNode.READ FULL BIO

John Fitzgerald, CEO

John has extensive experience of power systems and grid infrastructure. He was the Director of Grid Development & Interconnection with EirGrid, the Irish TSO, with responsibility for all onshore transmission and the development and operation of Interconnection.  Prior to this, John was Project Director of the East West Interconnector, directly connecting the electricity markets of Ireland and Britain for the first time in 2012 with, what was then, the largest HVDC scheme of its kind in the World.


Eddie O’Connor, Founder

Dr. O’Connor is the founding force behind SuperNode Ltd. He pioneered the concept of the SuperGrid in response to the challenge of decarbonising electricity generation in Europe and formulated the initial proposals for the SuperGrid in 2001, which resulted in the establishment of ‘The Friends of the SuperGrid’ (FOSG), the precursor to much of the consortia that have moved the concept forward since then.

Andy Kinsella, Co-Founder

Andy is the Chief Executive Officer of Mainstream Renewable Power Ltd. Andy has overseen Mainstream’s successful offshore business where he has had responsibility for bringing forward just under 8,000 megawatts of offshore wind projects in England, Scotland and Germany. 4,450 megawatts of these offshore wind projects have Secured long term power offtake contracts.READ FULL BIO

Brendan Halligan, Chief Strategic Officer

He founded the Institute of International and European Affairs in 1991 and is President of the recently formed Ireland China Institute. He was conferred with an Honorary Doctor of Literature by UCD in 2010 and was made a member of the Legion of Honour by the French government in 2015 for his services to Europe.

Ben Backwell, Board Member

Ben is CEO of the Global Wind Energy Council. Backwell is a leading strategist in the renewable energy industry and has advised many of the leading technology companies, utilities, developers and IPPs and financial institutions active in the sector.

Rob O'Connor, Chief Commercial Officer

Rob is a mechanical engineer with a background in both sustainable building physics and SaaS. He is leading the team at SuperNode to commercialise new electricity grid infrastructure.

Prior to SuperNode, he worked in scaling up SaaS software in London, studied an MBA in Madrid and was part of the commissioning team with Arup on Dublin Airport Terminal 2. 

Marcos Byrne, Research Engineer

Marcos comes from a background in developing renewable energy with Mainstream Renewable Power, where he was involved with onshore wind, offshore wind, solar, and battery storage. He has a background in engineering with a master’s in mechanical engineering from University College Dublin.

He has an interest in researching future trends in the energy industry along with pushing the transition towards clean energy and a sustainable future.