Gael holds the position of Associate Director/Lead Planner in TOBIN’s Environment and Planning Section. As Associate Director/Lead Planner for this division, Gael will provide planning expertise to the E&P team and will also manage a number of strategic renewable energy projects. She is a qualified Planner, with over 20 years of experience working in Ireland. During this time, she has worked as a Planner for two different local authorities, Transmission System Operator (EirGrid) and Natural Power Consultants. Before joining TOBIN, Gael held the position of Associate Director Town Planning with Jacobs Consulting Engineers, where she led and coordinated planning input on various infrastructure projects including transmission infrastructure projects.
Gael has a strong background in all aspects of land use management, strategic planning and policy formulation and has been an active member of several multiagency steering groups/committees over the past ten years. Gael has strong experience in both the Strategic Infrastructure Development (SID) planning application process and local authority planning application process.
Outside of the office, Gael does voluntary work in her local community. During lockdown Gael and her family collaborated with Rotary Atlantis. They fundraised to fund soup kitchens and distribution of food parcels to those in need in the Atlantis community, Western Cape and South Africa.