Bruton makes new appointments to sustainable energy board

Richard Bruton has today, November 8, made two new appointments to the board of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI).

The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment has named Lean Doody and Dr. Werner Kruckow as new directors at the organisation.

Speaking on the appointments, Minister Bruton said that “the range and breadth of experience of Ms. Doody and Dr. Kruckow will strengthen the expertise on the board”.

He went on to add that the two new directors will “further equip the SEAI in its mission to promote and assist the development of sustainable energy across all sectors of the economy, and assist the state in fulfilling its ambition to strive towards a greener economy”.


Lean Doody is currently small cities and digital property leader at engineering consultant Arup. She has worked for the Danish and Singaporean governments, on digital strategy.

She has also worked in the UK, Australia, Spain and the Middle East.

Her new colleague, Werner Kruckow, was previously project director for Siemens, as well as chief executive officer for the electronics giant in Ireland.

He also managed the construction of the “The Crystal” – the Siemens-owned building in London that runs on sustainable energy.

The building was engineered by Arup – Lean Doody’s current employers.

The new appointees will hold their positions for five years, after the competitive selection process run by the Public Appointments service.