Minister Wallace Cosgrow was appointed Minister for Environment, Energy and Climate Change on April 27 2018. Since 2015, when he was first appointed a Minister, he has served as Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries, Minister for Employment, Entrepreneurship Development and Business Innovation, and Minister for Industry, Entrepreneurship Development and Business Innovation.

He also held the post of Chief Executive Officer of the Agency for Social Protection, Director General for Public Affairs in the Cabinet Office and Director for Industrial Relations in the Employment Department.
He holds a Bachelor degree in Economics from the University of East London in the United Kingdom.