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Co-founder & CEO

Donal Daly


Cork, Ireland

Donal is a technology entrepreneur who founded five successful software companies. Since he founded his first Artificial Intelligence software company in 1986, Donal has been improving human performance through the effective application of smart software.

Donal’s companies have served more than a million users over thirty years. He has been working on the Future Planet vision since his last company was sold in 2019. Donal is an author of multiple books including three on Artificial Intelligence and transformation that were Amazon bestsellers.

Donal also founded the Altify Foundation in 2005, a charitable foundation focused largely on human rights and social injustice. He is a graduate of Engineering from University College Cork, Ireland and UN Sustainable Development Goals from KU Leuven, Belgium.

Ingrid de Doncker-1
Co-founder & Head of Research and Innovation

Cork, Ireland

Originally from Belgium, Ingrid has been in Ireland since 1996. She is one of Europe’s leading supply chain, procurement and sustainability thinkers and expert practitioner.

In her previous company, Ingrid built a leading strategic practice helping customers 'Buy Better'; achieve cost savings while building better relationships with suppliers and the planet. 

A sought-after speaker, and lecturer in three of Ireland’s universities, Ingrid is passionate about supporting business and supply chain teams to drive sustainable change to positively impact the profit, social and environmental bottom line of the business. Ingrid is also the founder of the Procurement Transformation Institute (PTI), a non-profit organisation that elevates the Procurement Profession. She is a graduate in Political Science from KU Leuven, Belgium where she also studied UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Debbie Power-1
Chief Commercial Officer

Cork, Ireland

With a wealth of experience exceeding 25 years, Debbie has navigated senior positions within distinguished companies like Johnson Controls, Vodafone, and BT.

Her illustrious career trajectory encompasses a broad spectrum of expertise in data communications and IoT, with significant engagements spanning across Ireland, Europe, and burgeoning markets worldwide.

During her tenure at Johnson Controls, where she held pivotal roles such as Director of Strategic Accounts & Partnerships, Director of Ecosystems EMEALA, and Digital Solutions Director, Debbie emerged as a trailblazer in the company's ground-breaking sustainability endeavours. Her leadership spearheaded the implementation of innovative solutions that set benchmarks within the industry.

Debbie's leadership prowess extends to strategic planning, organisational development, as well as sales and marketing. Her adeptness in these critical domains has consistently propelled her and her teams toward achieving remarkable milestones and fostering enduring success.

Operations Manager

Cork, Ireland

With a career spanning more than two decades in people, communications, and culture management, Mary is dedicated to fostering inclusive, sustainable, and high-performance teams and organisations.

In her role as the People and Operations Manager at Future Planet, Mary orchestrates day-to-day operations and strategic initiatives. At the helm of a global network comprising customers and sustainability leaders, she champions diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) to shape a better world for future generations.

Mary has previously worked with global multinationals, small-to-medium businesses, and a number of start-ups. Notably, she won the prestigious An Post Irish Sports Book of the Year in 2018 (Penguin Random House), and was shortlisted for the 2015 Setanta Ireland Sports Book of the Year, for her work on building high-performance teams.

With her expertise and unwavering dedication, Mary continues to leave an indelible mark on the realms of leadership, sustainability, and literature, exemplifying excellence in every endeavour she undertakes.

Colum Kenny-1
Director of Sales

Dublin, Ireland

Colum is a seasoned professional renowned for his expertise in spearheading projects with a keen emphasis on the environmental aspect of ESG. With an extensive background, he has successfully undertaken diverse assignments spanning various industries such as oil & gas, waste management, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, food & drink, water services, and the public sector.

His tenure as an Associate Partner showcased his adeptness in navigating the intersection of business and sustainability. Colum played a pivotal role in enriching his former company's expertise in greenhouse gas accounting and sustainability reporting standards. Moreover, his strategic initiatives were instrumental in cultivating new avenues for business growth within this niche domain.


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