Our team

Dave Kirwan

Managing Director

Dave Kirwan is Managing Director of Bord Gáis Energy. Dave returned to the role of MD in Summer 2020 having completed a successful term in the UK as Managing Director of the UK Customer Operations and latterly MD of the UK Home business.  

Dave was responsible for leading the Bord Gáis Energy business through the successful sale to Centrica in 2014 and prior to that had worked in Bord Gáis Éireann for 15 years. He was responsible for the launch of its Northern Ireland business, Firmus Energy, the development of the Whitegate power station and the acquisition and subsequent merger of the SWS wind business. Prior to joining Bord Gáis Energy, Dave worked in power generation sector for ESB/ESBI in Ireland, US and Vietnam. 

Dave holds a BE electronics from UCD and is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers of Ireland, he also holds an MBA from UCC and a doctorate in business economics (DBA) from UCC.  Dave also serves on the Centrica Group Executive Committee.

Colin Bebbington

Retail Director

Colin is accountable for retail strategy, sales and marketing, category performance, and energy services.  He joined Bord Gáis Energy in 2012 in the role of Residential Category Controller with responsibility of delivering the segment P&L.

Colin has a wealth of experience in the telecommunications and energy sectors, including senior roles at Vodafone and Meteor. Colin holds a Masters in Strategic Management from University College Dublin and is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin .

Colin Bebbington

Emma Burrows

Legal, Regulation, Compliance and Corporate Affairs Director

Emma is responsible for legal, regulatory and corporate affairs in Bord Gáis Energy. She qualified as a solicitor in 2002 and joined our legal team in 2012. Since then she has supported the business on a wide range of legal matters and led the legal team from 2017. 

Prior to joining us, Emma worked in private practice, specialising in corporate and commercial law. She is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and a member of the Law Society of Ireland.

Barclay Clibborn

Head of Strategy & Corporate Development

Barclay is responsible for corporate strategy and the development of selected commercial opportunities in Bord Gáis Energy.

Barclay joined Bord Gáis Energy in 2015, having previously acted as a financial advisor to the management team during the sale to Centrica plc in 2014. Prior to this, Barclay worked as a corporate finance advisor with NCB (now Investec) advising on a range of M&A and private fundraising transactions. 

Barclay holds a BSc in Computer Science (UCC), a Diploma in Arbitration (University College Dublin) and an MBA (Trinity College Dublin).

John Dalton

Chief Financial Officer

John Dalton is Chief Financial Officer at Bord Gáis Energy. He is responsible for the financial leadership of the business which includes reporting, control and planning, ensuring financial statements integrity and guiding the business to define and deliver the strategic agenda. John has been with Bord Gáis Energy since 2015 and joined the management team in May 2017. Prior to working with Bord Gáis Energy, John worked in Centrica within the Energy Markets & Trading function. John is a Chartered Accountant (ACA), has a Masters in Financial Services (MBS) and is a member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers (AMCT).

John Dalton

Lorraine McCullen

HR Partner

Lorraine has led the HR department at Bord Gáis Energy since 2016 and is a HR Partner within the Centrica HR function. Lorraine sits on the Executive Management team and guides the business in decisions around hiring, reward and benefits, organisation design, talent, engagement, internal communications, corporate responsibility, payroll operations and industrial relations.

The HR team which researches, analyses, creates and puts those decisions into operation won CIPD Team of the Year in 2015. Prior to joining Bord Gáis Energy, Lorraine worked for 15 years in commercial, operational and HR roles in the Irish aviation industry.

Lorraine McCullen

Tom Grealis

Technology Partner

Tom is Technology Partner for Digital Technology Services (DTS) in Bord Gáis Energy and leads the development and execution of the DTS strategy.

Prior to joining Bord Gáis Energy in January 2019, Tom had a 16-year career with RTÉ, and led the design and development of its digital services as Director of Production & Operations in RTÉ Digital. He has also acted as a consultant to the GAA. 

Tom holds a B.A. in Economics and English and a Higher Diploma in Applied Communications, both from the National University of Ireland, Galway. 

Tom Grealis

Nico O’Rourke

Assets & Trading Director

Nico is responsible for the maintenance & operations of the 441MW Whitegate Power Station, trading and pricing of all wholesale activities, development of new assets for Bord Gáis Energy and the health and safety of the company as a whole.

Nico joined us from ESB where he was most recently responsible for development and acquisitions of renewables for the state entity, the core of ESBs generation investment programme. Nico developed a number of operational trading organisations while with ESB and led the programme of rationalisation and integration of the wholesale supply, deregulated retail and trading side of the business.

Nico O’Rourke

Teresa Purtill

Customer & Field Operations Director

Teresa joined Bord Gáis Energy in August 2015 and is responsible for customer experience, billing and credit management, contact centre management and business change.

Prior to that Teresa held the role of Global VP for Customer Care for the Hertz Corporation with responsibility for both sales and service customer facing and shared service activity across fifteen sites globally. Her background is in leading change programs and driving transformation. Teresa held a variety of operational, revenue and service roles throughout her fifteen year tenure with Hertz. Prior to that she was involved in the start-up of a Pan European Care Centre for Xerox Europe in Dublin.

Teresa Purtill