Global Conference 2010
Chief Executive, NTR
Jim Barry is Chief Executive of NTR Plc, a developer and operator of renewable energy (wind, solar and ethanol) and sustainable waste-management businesses in the United States, the U.K. and Ireland. He has led the transformation of the company from its origins in 1978 as an Irish toll-road developer through its period as a broad-based Irish utility into a leading renewable energy developer. Barry is a director of NTR′s key subsidiaries: Wind Capital Group, a North American wind farm developer; Greenstar, an international recycling operator; and Green Plains Renewable Energy, a North American ethanol producer. He is chairman of Stirling Energy Systems, a solar thermal technology company, and Tessera Solar, an international thermal solar project developer. Prior to joining NTR in 1998, Barry worked with Bain & Company, and with Morgan Stanley. He holds a bachelor′s degree from University College, Cork, and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.