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 SEMO Team 

Rodney Doyle

Rodney Doyle was appointed Director of Market Operations and General Manager, Single Electricity Market Operator (SEMO) in July 2015 having previously held the position of Director of Information Services since February 2013. Rodney also held a number of other positions in EirGrid including European Market Integration Manager; Manager of the East West Interconnector business readiness project, and Ancillary Services Manager. Rodney has across his roles led projects to deliver major systems and policies which are in use today across the electricity market and the TSO's. Before his time with EirGrid and ESB National Grid Rodney worked as the chief adviser in the networks division of the Competition Authority of New Zealand concentrating on electricity and gas regulation/market design issues and before that worked in consultancy. Rodney is a member of a number of key European TSO and market cooperation groups. Rodney has a BA (Economics), MA (Economics) and an MBA from UCD.

Derek Lawler

Derek Lawler is the Market Operations Manager of the Single Electricity Market Operator (SEMO).


A Business Studies graduate of DCU, Derek previously worked in Irish Life Investment Managers and Eircom, before joining EirGrid in 2004. Since 2004, Derek has worked on a number of roles including Key Account Manager - Customer Relations and Stakeholder Management - All Island Project for the Single Electricity Market. 

In 2008, Derek was appointed Manager - Commercial & Pricing with responsibility for connection offers, post offer contract management and pricing & tariffs.

Derek takes up his current role as Market Operations Manager in SEMO from 1st October 2012. 



SEMO is a joint venture between EirGrid PLC and SONI Limited