Marie Hayden

Vice President, European Business Development

Marie is based in Dublin, Ireland and is responsible for Smart Wires business development in the European Region. 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 TSO. In the past ten years Marie held a number of senior management positions at EirGrid including as manager of the Scenario Planning, Connection Policy and Operational Planning teams at EirGrid. Marie was Chair of the Irish National Committee of CIGRE and chaired the Organising Committee of the 2017 CIGRE Symposium in Ireland. In 2018, she was awarded the honour 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, 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 BE and MEng from University College Dublin.