P J Rudden is Chairman of the Innovation and Digital Adoption Sub Group at the Construction Sector Group (CSG) in the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform since September 2020. He is also one of the External Members of the Project Ireland 2040 Delivery Board on the National Planning Framework and the National Development Plan since March 2022. He is a past President of Engineers Ireland (2011-2012), a Chartered Civil and Environmental Engineer qualified from UCD and a member of various international professional bodies.
He has significant national and regional experience in infrastructural planning, design, procurement and project management and has led and delivered major public and private sector projects in Ireland, UK and the EU Commission. As Director of RPS from 2002 to 2019, he was responsible at various times for strategy, business development, energy, environment, circular economy, marketing and communications. From 2010 to 2019 he was also Consultant Director of the EU Commission Secretariat for the European Green Capital and European Green Leaf awards across the Member State cities on urban sustainability and climate action.