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Pat Cox

Non-Executive Chairman

Gore Street Energy Storage Fund Plc

London, UK

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Pat Cox’s Biography

Patrick Cox has mastered various roles throughout his career as an economist, reporter, leading politician, advisor and thought leader on sustainability and the green economy. Pat serves as a Director on numerous boards, focusing on sustainability and clean energy.

He is Non-Executive Chairman of the UK’s first pure-play energy storage fund, Gore Street Energy Storage Fund. The fund is committed to providing investors with a sustainable and attractive dividend yield over the long term, by focusing on a diversified investment portfolio of large scale energy storage projects.

Pat serves as Chairman of the Public Interest Committee for KPMG Ireland and Non-Executive Director of SuperNode Ltd. He was a Member of Michelin’s Supervisory Board and the nominated Director to deal with sustainability issues. Pat is an Ambassador for Sustainable Nation Ireland and chairs the Impact Investment Advisory Board of Appian Investment Management. Pat was a politician, serving as a Member, then President of the European Parliament and as a Member of the Dáil Éireann. He began his career as an economics lecturer at the Institute of Public Administration before becoming a journalist and presenter for RTÉ's Today Tonight programme. Pat is President of the Jean Monnet Foundation for Europe, the Alliance Francaise Dublin and former President of the European Movement International. He sits on the Board of several other non-profit organisations including the Institute of International and European Affairs.

He coordinates the EU’s Scandinavian Mediterranean Trans European Transport corridor for the European Commission and is active in democracy support activities of the European Parliament in Ukraine, also serving as a member of the EIB’s Appointments Advisory Committee.

Pat’s achievements have been recognised through numerous awards including Commandeur de la Légion d’honneur and the prestigious Charlemagne Prize for his major contribution to European unification.

Pat’s Newsfeed

Irish Independent
Pat Cox planning a ‘green cement’ expansion at Ecocem to cut CO2

Pat Cox, a former European Parliament president, is mentioned in an article by the Irish Independent regarding his recent appointment as Chairman of Ecocem Ireland.

The Irish News
Climate crisis: ‘Everyone is an actor in this great planetary drama’

Pat Cox is featured in The Irish Times regarding the Dublin Climate Dialogues two-day global conference.

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Pat’s Background

Gore Street Energy Storage Fund Plc
Non-Executive Chairman
2018 - Present
London, UK
The Gore Street Energy Storage Fund is committed to providing investors with a sustainable and attractive dividend yield over the long term by focusing on investments into large scale energy storage projects.
KPMG
Chairman of the Public Interest Committee
Dublin, IE
The Public Interest Committee is made up of independent non-executives who are responsible for the public interest aspects of the decision-making process at KMPG as well as its related entities. The purpose of the committee also includes improving audit quality and maintaining and securing KPMG’s reputation.
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Current Board Positions

Ecocem Ireland Limited
Chairman
Sep 2021 - Present
Dublin, IE
Ecocem Ireland is an Irish company that specialises in the production of high-performance cements utilising the most advanced technology available.
SuperNode Ltd
Non-Executive Director
Dublin, IE
SuperNode is a renewable energy company that focuses on developing infrastructure and technology that will facilitate and enable the economic transmission of offshore renewable energy.
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Previous Board Positions

Dublin Climate Dialogues
Chairman
Dublin, IE
The Dublin Climate Dialogues is a conference for global policy makers and opinion formers. This includes senior government representatives from the US, UK, China, Europe and the UN, leading economists and high-profile business representatives, to forge a declaration ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26).
Michelin SCA
Supervisory Board Member
2005 - 2018
Michelin SCA is a major French tyre manufacturer, said to be the second largest in the world after Bridgestone. The company is closely associated with its mascot, the Michelin Man, and is also known for its travel guides, roadmaps and the Michelin stars it awards to fine dining restaurants.

Memberships

Sustainable Nation Ireland
Member
Dublin, IE
Sustainable Nation Ireland is the national platform for the promotion of Ireland as a world-leading hub for sustainable finance, business and innovation, accelerating Ireland’s transition to a low carbon economy.
Yalta European Strategy
Member
Yalta European Strategy (YES) aims to develop Ukraine’s European future by building connections with global partners and driving positive change.

Awards & Endorsements

Charlemagne Prize
Awardee
2004
Aachen, DE
The Charlemagne Prize, Karlspreis in German, is awarded to individuals who have distinguished themselves in their contribution to European unification. The award dates back to 1950 when the first ceremony was held in Aachen, Germany.

Public Service

Institute of International and European Affairs
Director
Dublin, IE
IIEA is an Irish policy think tank focusing on European and international policy trends based in Dublin, Ireland. It is known for its seminars and speaking events which attract notable international figures.
European Investment Bank
Member of the Appointments Advisory Comittee
Kirchberg, LU
A constituent of the European Union, the European Investment Bank (EIB) is the largest multilateral financial institution worldwide. EIB is also one of the largest providers of climate finance and helps boost the economy by creating jobs, promoting equality and improving lives for EU citizens as well as those in developing countries.
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Pat’s Education