Joao has over twenty years’ experience and started his career in Portugal in 1994 as a Project Manager for EDP, the Portuguese Distribution Network Operator working on LV and MV infrastructural projects. Later, Joao led the Transmission Department working on Overhead Power Line projects up to 400kV for REN, the Portuguese Transmission Operator. In 2007 Joao joined the Gaeltec team in Ireland as head of the Transmission Department and subsequently took over as Operation Director in 2010 responsible for all operations. Joao holds a degree in Electrical Engineering and is a Chartered Engineer registered with the institution of Engineers in Portugal. With over seven years’ experience with Gaeltec where he has held key roles, coupled with sustainable technical knowledge and management experience Joao is a key member of the senior management and performs an integral role in the business with a steady grounded approach to his professional duty.