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Deloitte grows leadership team with appointment of three new partners

Appointments strengthen renewable energy, sustainable infrastructure and technology service offerings

18 January 2024

Deloitte Ireland announced today that it has welcomed three new partners to the leadership team. Stephen Prendiville and Marie Lucey join the financial advisory business focused on sustainable infrastructure and renewable energy respectively. David Linnane joins Consulting as Leader in our Enterprise Technology practice. All three partners bring senior international expertise to support our clients priorities in growth, sustainability, renewable energy and digital.

Commenting on these new appointments, Harry Goddard, CEO, Deloitte Ireland, said:

Climate action and digital continue to dominate the business agenda. As our clients’ needs in these areas become increasingly more complex, David, Marie and Stephen bring a wealth of experience to address those needs. I look forward to seeing their positive impact on their teams and in the work that we do. These appointments will play a crucial role in further strengthening the multidisciplinary skillset of our teams.

David Linnane, Partner, Consulting

David is moving to Deloitte Ireland having spent the past 20 years’ with the firm in the UK. He brings a track record of delivering technology enabled transformation with leading international organisations, primarily in the commercial sector. He has a specific interest and expertise in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications sector. David will lead the enterprise technology business in Deloitte Ireland, including SAP.

Commenting on his new role, David Linnane said:

We are increasingly seeing a real shift in client demands and expectations towards delivering tangible value, at pace, from a complex and fragmented enterprise technology ecosystem. Our primary focus is to work with organisations to help shape and deliver meaningful outcomes through technology transformation, leveraging our ability to operate globally and deliver locally. Deloitte is ideally positioned with an experienced and multi-skilled team to support businesses through these transitions.

Marie Lucey, partner, M&A Advisory and Renewable Energy Leader

Marie Lucey joins as a partner within Deloitte’s M&A Advisory team and will lead the Renewable Energy practice. She has in-depth experience in acquisitions, disposals, financings and transactions across a range of renewable asset classes, as well as strategic expertise in the renewable energy sector. Prior to joining Deloitte, Marie spent almost a decade in Copenhagen and London with Ørsted, a leading developer and owner of renewable energy assets. She was responsible for co-heading the Partnerships and M&A team and led their joint ventures, farm downs and platform acquisitions globally.

Commenting on her new role, Marie Lucey said:

This is an exciting time to be working in the renewable energy sector, especially in Ireland, and I look forward to helping our clients accelerate their investments in renewable energy assets as part of our critical energy transition. Ireland has the opportunity to be a leader in renewable energy deployment. 2024 will be a critical year for the sector, with for example, 900 MW of offshore wind to be auctioned in Ireland and a number of critical policy changes expected to enable the growth of the industry. Launching this renewable energy practice will build on Deloitte’s platform of services and industry expertise helping clients source, evaluate, and structure transactions, that will make a significant impact in decarbonising our energy systems, accelerating Ireland’s position as a leader in renewable energy.

Stephen Prendiville, partner, Real Assets Advisory, and Sustainable Infrastructure Leader

Stephen Prendiville joins as a partner within Deloitte’s Real Asset Advisory team and will lead the Sustainable Infrastructure practice. Focused on ensuring we deliver our collective infrastructure requirements for reaching climate neutrality in 2050, Stephen will support both public and private sector clients as they undertake this once in a generation build programme that will impact all aspects of our society.Stephen trained as a Chartered Accountant in Ireland. Over the course of almost a decade, Stephen supported a variety of clients across North America, including a number of major cities, to deliver upon their sustainability and resilient infrastructure goals. Stephen’s experience is in delivering projects that decarbonise complex infrastructure systems for public and private clients across sectors such as transport, energy, industrial development and the built urban environment, all in support of positive climate action and our sustainable development goals. To date, Stephen has worked on over €50 billion of capital infrastructure projects across eight countries.

Commenting on his new role, Stephen Prendiville said:

Deloitte’s recent Infrastructure for Good report highlighted the critical role and impact infrastructure has on the sustainability of a nation’s services. We have a significant once in a generation infrastructure investment requirement in Ireland, and we need to ensure we deliver it in a manner that is aligned with the criteria that will make it “Infrastructure for Good” for all.

Action is needed now to realise our sustainable future. Our sustainable infrastructure team is able to leverage Deloitte’s existing award winning Irish and international infrastructure and real estate advisory teams, as well as the wider Deloitte financial advisory and consulting service offerings, to provide our clients with a one-stop shop for realising their sustainable infrastructure ambitions.