B.E F.I.Chem.E C.Eng M.Inst.D.
Donal qualified from University College Dublin as a Chemical Engineer in 1973, and has over 40 years experience spanning manufacturing, engineering and construction industries.
He has worked extensively abroad, mainly in the Middle East, Africa and North America. In 1990 he co-founded Callaghan Engineering, a multi-discipline engineering and project management firm specialising in projects in the biopharmaceutical, medical devices, data centre, commercial, healthcare, educational, leisure and Government agency sectors.
Donal has specialist expertise in process engineering, project management and in cost control of multi-million euro projects. In addition, Donal has acquired specialist expertise in environmental consultancy, principally in relation to air and water pollution control and is a Professional Consultant to An Bord Pleanalá. He has a particular interest in the Asian market, and served as chairman of the Ireland China Association for a two year term in 2005 and 2006. More recently he is developing markets and working on projects in the Benelux/Germany regions and in the UK.