Seamus is a Mechanical Engineer with Masters in Renewable Energy and Energy Management from the University of Limerick and University of Ulster. He has been involved in R&D in the energy sector since 1993.
From 1998 to 2012 he was the Managing Director of the Tipperary Energy Agency (TEA) and grew the organisation from initial concept to where it is one of the leading Energy Agencies in Ireland and Europe. He has been involved in over 25 EU funded R&D Projects including acting as coordinator EU CONCERTO Project SERVE (2007 to 2012) which oversaw an investment of €10.4m in sustainable energy in North Tipperary and also as coordinator of the ManagEnergy Service for the EU Commission providing support to Energy Agencies across the EU on stimulating sustainable energy investments.
He is the Secretary General of FEDARENE and helped to establish the FEDARENE Island College in 2019. He Coordinates the EU ManagEnergy Service on behalf of the EU Commission