Ciaran Nugent

Board Member
Ciaran Nugent Regional Inspector, Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM), Ireland. (board member since 2023) Ciaran graduated from University College Dublin with a Degree in Forestry in 1996, and a Master’s Degree in Forest Engineering from University College Dublin in 2004. He joined the Forest Service as a District Forestry Inspector in 2000 and currently leads on Forest Engineering within Forest Service. Ciaran has extensive experience in land management and land-use policy development with a focus on forest infrastructure and forest protection. Since 2010 Ciaran has led fire management development in Ireland, including the adaptation of FAO Fire management guidance to Irish conditions and development of Prescribed Burning guidance and improved Fire Danger Rating Systems for use in the Irish Forestry Sector.  Ciaran is a member of the European Commission Expert Group on Forest Fires. He has participated in several international fire and forest risk management projects including the FRISK/GO Forest Risk Facility and World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) review of Fire Danger Rating systems. Ciaran strongly believes in the role of exchange and networking as enablers of adaptation and practical development in countries and organisations new to fire management challenges. He lives in Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland with his wife Cathy and their three children.