Who Are The Globomass Team

The principals within the Globomass team are:

  • Donal Buckley - CEO
  • Alan Gilbert - COO 
  • Bryan A Train - Chief Integration Officer
  • Niamh Dunlea - Head of Corporate Affairs
Donal Buckley - CEO

Donal Buckley is a CEO with 13 years experience as a project developer in the clean-tech biomass sector. Having developed projects in the UK, Ireland and Eastern Europe, Donal successfully grew his last company to a leading project development company in the anaerobic digestion and gasification fields. As CEO he listed the company on the AIM market on the LSE in 2008. The company signed very significant Joint Venture contracts with project valued at over £80 million, with £250m new projects in the pipeline. He sold out of this company to create Globomass. Previous to this he was a manager with SWS, an Irish company specialising in biomass, wind energy and business services. (sold for €600 million in 2010). He was educated in University College Dublin and Stanford University Graduate School of Business California.

Alan Gilbert- COO

Alan has over 12 years’ experience in the renewable energy sector, particularly in the area of biomass. From 2006 to 2011, Alan worked with an AIM listed plc company that specialised in the biomass sector, developing projects to generate electricity and heat. While there Alan established an anaerobic digestion division. He was also directly involved in and responsible for a number AD projects, bringing them through the sales process, into planning, permitting, establishing feedstock supplies and prepared for financing. Alan is very skilled in company operations, human resources, management structure, lines of reporting and communication, traceability and accountability within a company. Alan also spent 9 years in the food industry, working with the global food giant Kerry Group plc (turnover €5.8bn 2014).

Bryan A. Train - Chief Integration Officer

Bryan has extensive international experience within project finance, capital markets and industry. Prior to joining the Globomass, he acted as an advisor on project finance and funding options to the company for both developed and emerging markets.  Bryan was a Managing Director of the Worsham Group, a family office focused on private investments in real estate. He was a co-founder and director of Asha Zuri Participacoes, which funded the development of 3,500 low income units in South Eastern Brazil.  Bryan has also held executive positions at Coloplast, a maker of healthcare products, and the International Business Group at GMAC’s Rescap mortgage lending platform. He began his career in the accounting department of DuPont’s subsidiary in Spain.  Bryan has been a keynote speaker at a number of international events in Europe & the Middle East, & holds an MSc in Logistics, Trade and Finance from Cass Business School & is an honors graduate of the European Business School where he studied International Business and German.

Niamh Dunlea - Head of Corporate Affairs

Niamh has a built a wide and varied experience profile from her history in a number of different industries. Before joining Globomass, Niamh worked for an AIM listed plc company that specialised in the biomass sector, developing projects to generate electricity and heat. She was deeply involved in the listing process of that company, and gained a deep knowledge of the various regulatory requirements associated with the transaction. Through her time there, along with her previous experience, Ms Dunlea has worked in multiple areas including PR, IR, human resources, customer relations, invoicing, credit control, cash flow, treasury, accounts preparation, stock control, office management, website development & maintenance. Niamh brings all this experience with her to Globomass and continues to expand her horizons.

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