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CEO of Irish Water's parent company to step down

Michael McNicholas will leave his job next May.

Michael McNicholas CEO of Michael McNicholas Source: Mark Stedman/Rollingnews.ie

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF Ervia (the parent company of water utility Irish Water) Michael McNicholas is to step down from his role.

He will leave the job next May, which will mark his fourth year in the role.

Ervia is the company responsible for Ireland’s gas and water infrastructure.

“While we respect Michael’s decision, we very much regret losing someone of his calibre from our organisation,” Ervia chairman Tony Keohane said in statement.

Michael has played a key role in the establishment of Ervia and has led the company through its complex and demanding evolution from its origins as Bord Gáis Éireann.

“The decision to leave Ervia has not been an easy one,” said McNicholas himself.

While my time at the company has been very challenging it has also been very rewarding.
I have had the privilege of working with exceptional people who have given everything they can to make this company successful.

McNicholas added that while there are “many reasons to stay”, his reasons for leaving are “purely personal”.

“There are other opportunities I wish to explore in my career and personal life and this decision affords me the time and space to do this,” he added.

Ervia says it will now begin the process of finding McNicholas’ successor.

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