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23rd September 2020

The Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Leo Varadkar, T.D., appointed Ms Aoife Gleeson, Ms Ethna Felten and Mr William Egenton as new Board Members of the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) on 17th September last. The appointments were made following an open Public Appointment Service (PAS) recruitment process.

The Tánaiste said: “The NSAI is to the fore of the government’s plans to increase consumer protections. I welcome Aoife, Ethna and William to the board. I’m confident that all three will bring a wealth of experience and talent to the important work of the Agency in the years ahead.”

 

Notes to Editor:

Biography of Ms Aoife Gleeson, NSAI Board Member:
Ms Aoife Gleeson was appointed as a Board Member of the National Standards Authority of Ireland following an open Public Appointments Service (PAS) process.

Aoife has worked as a Finance Director in both the domestic and international charity sector since 2007. While working with Barnardos, Aoife held the role of the Director of Finance, Governance and IT and was also responsible for risk management and data protection. Prior to this, Aoife worked with Concern Worldwide for over 11 years. She held the post of Finance Director with Concern US in New York for a few years before returning to Ireland to take up the role of Finance Director for Concern in Dublin.

Aoife has also worked overseas in Sudan, Indonesia and Haiti (amongst others) supporting the international charity sector as an accountant.

Aoife holds a BComm from the National University of Ireland, Galway, is a Fellow with the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) and is a qualified certified tax adviser. In addition, she holds qualifications in data protection and project management.
 

Biography of Ms Ethna Felten, NSAI Board Member:
Ms Ethna Felten was appointed as a Board Member of the National Standards Authority of Ireland following an open Public Appointments Service (PAS) process.

Ethna joins with a background from both the private and public sectors. Having worked for much of her career in engineering design and manufacturing, Ethna previously held the post of Environmental Management Representative for the IBM Campus in Dublin. She is now the Director of Services in Fingal County Council for Environment, Climate Action and Water Services.

Ethna is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of Engineers Ireland having graduated from UCD, Trinity College Dublin and the National University of Ireland where she attained a First-Class Honours Masters Degree in Public Management.


Biography of Mr William Engenton, NSAI Board Member:
Mr William Engenton was appointed as a Board Member of the National Standards Authority of Ireland following an open Public Appointments Service (PAS) process.

William joined Dromone Engineering Limited as CEO in 2002. DROMONE design and manufacture safety critical products for Agriculture tractors and Construction excavators. DROMONE supply product and design services to Blue Chip customers located in Asia, Mainland Europe and North America. Customers include Volvo Construction Equipment, John Deere, JCB and Massey Ferguson.

William worked in a number of countries including UK, North America and China before he returned to Ireland with his family in 2001. He has held a number of senior roles in multi-national companies including Raychem, Tyco and Ingersol Rand. In addition to his role in DORMONE, William participates on a number of charitable boards and is a former Non-Executive Director in Eirgrid and SOLAS.

William holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from TU Dublin, a Masters in Industrial Engineering from NUI Galway and an MBA from London Business School. He is a Chartered Engineer.