Executive Team

Nick McGrath, Chief Executive Officer

Nick McGrath

Nick graduated from Waterford Institute of Technology with a post graduate diploma in Business.  Previously Nick was director of GE Energy & GE Wind Energy Ireland where he ran a rentals business involved in power generation. During his career at GE Nick was involved in projects as diverse as providing all the temporary power for the Olympics in Athens & Winter Olympics in Torino to installing  multi megawatt gas turbines for emergency power projects in Europe.


Conor Toolan, Director

Conor Toolan

Conor is an MBA-qualified Engineer with over ten years energy / cleantech experience, including Shell, PwC and the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, where he held a variety of senior strategic planning, energy policy and program development roles. Conor was Ireland’s first lecturer in energy policy and has worked internationally as a sustainable energy consultant and project developer for the past five years.


Jeffrey Stone, Director

Jeffrey Stone

Jeffrey B. Stone is a private investor, experienced corporate executive and board member, with expertise in power generation, logistics, commercial aviation, and information technology. Jeff is a co-founder and until 2011 served on the board of APR Energy, which specializes in “fast-track” power plant installation and operation to meet emergency, seasonal and longer-term electricity needs.


Irene Walsh, Managing Director

Irene Walsh

Irene is a qualified FCCA Certified Accountant with over 20 years’ experience at senior management level across a range of SMEs. Previously she has worked in the Financial Services sector with Merrill Lynch Capital Markets Bank in Dublin and with TD Waterhouse stockbrokers in Sydney. Irene is highly proficient in strategic planning, financial analysis, financial modelling and management information systems. She has a particular interest in sustainability, green energy and community power.


Alan Smyth, Chief Technology Officer

Alan Smyth

Alan has over 6 years’ experience as a project manager for large power generation projects. Proficient in design of power generation & distribution systems, Alan is also highly experienced with advanced microprocessor control & computer aided design systems. Alan has a MSc in Mechanical Engineering from Trinity College Dublin.


Margaret Carey, Chief Design Officer

Margaret Carey

Margaret is a design based addition to the Hybrid engineering team. Before joining Hybrid Energy Solutions Margaret worked at the University of Limerick in the area of Product Design, and in 3D Computer Modelling. She has over four years’ experience in teaching 3D CAD and specialises in SolidWorks. She is a skilled renderer and is also proficient with 3D animation. Margaret graduated from the University of Limerick with a Masters through Research in the area of User Centred Design.


Conor O'Neill, General Manager - Rental Division

Conor O'Neill

On joining the engineering team at HYbrid Energy Conor has become an invaluable asset in the administrative, technical and design sides of the company. Conor has project managed over 800 off-grid sites throughout Africa. Conor holds a BEng in Energy Management and BSci in Electrical Design, and has over 15 years’ experience in working in the electrical industry.


Mike Derbyshire, Group Sales Director

Mike Derbyshire

Mike Derbyshire BSc brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Hybrid team; having spent 25 years providing both temporary and bespoke Energy solutions in Europe and the UK.

Mike is a qualified Mechanical Engineer and holds Diplomas in Business and Finance.


Shane Flynn, General Manager, Middle East and Africa

Shane Flynn

Shane Flynn is General Manager of Hybrid Energy Solutions DMCC since its inception in 2016, promoting energy products in the UAE and Middle Eastern Markets which he has had considerable experience operating within. Previous management experience includes Waste Management & Metal Recycling, Automotive and Entertainment Industries.


Colm Byrne, SVP Community Power

Colm Byrne

Colm brings over 15 years’ experience in the deployment of renewable energy technologies to the Hybrid team. Having successfully completed over 1000 projects at a domestic, commercial and community scale he has extensive experience in channel management, product distribution and project rollout. Colm combines his advanced certification in Renewable Energy Systems with a DCU’s masters in Social Innovation to bring a clear focus on the deployment of HYbrid’s technology to meet the distributed power needs of communities and grids of the future.