Eamonn Grennan

Eamonn graduated from UCD with a BSc (Hons) in Geology and later received an MSc in Environmental Protection and a Diploma in Public Administration. Eamonn initially worked for North American minerals exploration and mining companies. In the 1980s, he formed a minerals consultancy company and worked as a minerals geologist across five continents. In 1995 he joined the academic staff in the Department of Environmental Science at the Institute of Technology, Sligo. In addition to his lecturing duties, he was also involved in student welfare, Distance Learning studies and was a member of the Academic Council.

Eamonn is a founder member of the Irish Association for Economic Geology (IAEG). He is also a Professional Member of the Institute of Geologists Ireland (IGI) and a member of the European Federation of Geologists (EFG). He served on the Board of the Higher Education Authority (HEA) and on the board of a number of publicly quoted and charitable companies. He has been appointed as a Public Interest director and has a particular interest in corporate governance.

Although retired, Eamonn has published, spoken about and maintained his research interests which are focused on public education on the benefits of geology, the sustainable supply of raw materials and the positive aspects of trace elements, particularly metals, in the human body.