Eamon Ryan is leader of the Green Party Comhaontas Glas. He was a member of the Irish Parliament from 2002 - 2011 and Minister for Communications. Energy and Natural Resources in the Irish Government from 2007- 2011 .
He is senior Associate with E3G, a sustainability organisation based in London, where he is working on a project to develop the trade in renewable electricity across a new Regional European Grid.
He is Co- Chair of the Institute of International and European Affairs Digital and Energy Groups and is one of the organisers of www.climategathering.org which has brought together leading climate experts from across the world to look for new narratives on the climate issue.
Before entering politics he founded a cycling holiday company cyclingsafaris.com and was founding chairman of the Dublin Cycling Campaign. He is married to the writer Victoria White, They live in Dublin with their four children.