Marie Hayden

Vice President of Business Development, Europe and Australia

Marie Hayden is based in Dublin, Ireland, and leads Smart Wires’ business throughout Europe.

Prior to joining Smart Wires, Marie gained extensive experience in all aspects of transmission system operation during a 25-year career at EirGrid, the Irish Transmission System Operator. In the last ten years of her time at EirGrid, Marie held a number of senior management positions, including Manager of the Scenario Planning, Connection Policy and Operational Planning teams.

During her time at EirGrid, Marie was also Chair of the Irish National Committee of CIGRE and chaired the Organizing Committee of the 2017 CIGRE Symposium in Ireland. In 2018, she was awarded the honor of becoming a Distinguished Member of CIGRE.

Marie has also worked with a number of European transmission system operators as part of her work with ENTSO-E (European Network of Transmission System Operators), initially as a deputy member of the System Operations Committee and more recently as part of the implementation projects associated with the European Network Codes.

Marie holds a Bachelor of Engineering and a Masters of Engineering from University College Dublin.

Marie Hayden has been Chief Engineer since May 2021. 

Marie Hayden owns 82,500 shares and 2,317,500 warrants in the Company.