Board Members & Executive Team

Tim Cowhig,


Jim Galvin,

CEO & Director

Eamonn Byrne,

COO & Director

Steve Meyer,

CFO & Director


Katie Swift, Marketing & Logistics

Pei Yee Fermoyle, Accounting Manager

Board of Directors

Tim Cowhig


Tim is a chartered accountant with over 20 years commercial experience and is Chairman of Lakeview Energy, He also holds senior positions in Element Power Ireland a wind development company planning to develop 100’s of MW’s in Ireland, a Director in Plymouth Energy a 55 million gallon ethanol plant and Kilpaddoge Energy a proposed 100MW peaker plant located in Co Kerry, Ireland as well as number of other wind companies based in Ireland. Prior to taking up his current positions, Tim was CEO and Executive Director of SWS Energy, a company that he was instrumental in setting up and which had nearly 200MW operational wind and 400MW of development projects when it was sold to Bord Gais in December 2009.Tim has been a champion of the renewable energy sector in Ireland for over 15 years. As Chairman of the Irish Wind Energy Association from 2002 to 2009 and his ongoing involvement as a director of the association, he has led the development of wind energy among Irish policy makers, regulators and financial institutions. Tim holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from University College, Cork. He is a member of Institute of Directors and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.


Jim Galvin

Chief Executive Officer & Director

With over 15 years of international experience in developing renewable energy businesses across Europe and the US Jim is CEO, Director and shareholder in Lakeview Energy. Lakeview is a biofuels manufacturing, commodities trading, agribusiness and wind energy company based in Chicago. Jim is a member of the US Grains Council Advisory Team, is a board member of the Marine Renewables Energy Association and Self Help Africa USA. Previously Jim has worked in various organizations throughout Europe and has held senior executive positions in SWS Group in Ireland, Eurogreen Energy Kft in Hungary and Fleming Energy in Ireland. Jim holds a Bachelor Degree and Master’s Degree in Agricultural Science from University College Dublin and an MBA degree from University College Cork in Ireland.  


Eamonn Byrne

Chief Operations Officer & Director

Eamonn has over 22 years’ experience in the agri, food and energy space in Europe and North and South America. Byrne has worked with Glanbia and Greencore in Europe as well as the livestock and animal feed sector in the US, serving as managing director of Omega Nutrition.  Byrne started in the renewable energy space in 2006 as COO of Fleming Energy in the development of Plymouth Energy and wind projects. He is currently CEO of Plymouth Energy and serves on the board of the Renewable Fuels Association and as Vice President of the board of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association as well as being an active member of Growth Energy. Eamonn holds a degree in agri business, a diploma in accounting and finance and an MBA.


Steve Meyer

Chief Financial Officer & Director

Steve is a Licensed Certified Public Accountant and is also the Chief Financial Officer of Plymouth Energy, LLC.  Steve has over 30 year’s financial experience including 10 years of Public Accounting Experience as a Partner with a Regional Firm and a Manager within the Enterprise Risk Management Division of Deloitte. Steve also has over 20 years of experience in the Banking, Oil and Renewable Energy Industries. Along with the financial responsibility of the Company, Steve is also involved in the ethanol trading business.


Kieran Calnan


Kieran is the current Chairman of the Irish Sea Fisheries Board. This State Board has responsibility for the development of The Irish Seafood Industry. Kieran is also a member of the Advisory Committee of the University College Cork, Ireland ‘Ignite’ program, an initiative that aims to promote entrepreneurship in Ireland. Kieran also plays an active role in the development of renewable energy through his involvement in a number of renewable energy companies. Kieran is a former Chief Executive of South Western Services Limited. Under his leadership he oversaw the diversification of the company from a single service provider to a multi-service Company that included Renewables, Business Process Outsourcing, Forestry, and Business Services. Kieran has also been responsible for the driving job creation and revenue to the West Cork Region through the development of a state of the art Business and Technology Park culminating on over 1,000 people employed on the site.