Bord Gáis Energy announces new senior appointments
Bord Gáis Energy has announced the appointment of Denis O’Sullivan and Kerry McConnell to Director of Assets and Chief Financial Officer, respectively.
As Assets Director and a member of Bord Gáis Energy’s executive management team, Denis O’Sullivan is responsible for investing in and delivering upstream opportunities to enable the transition of Ireland’s energy system to net zero.
His previous role as Networks Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer at Ervia saw him lead the development of a decarbonisation strategy and oversee the expansion of the gas network. Before that, Denis worked for 15 years in the Wind Energy and Waste to Energy sectors and was instrumental in the delivery of Bord Gáis Energy’s windfarm portfolio prior to its sale in 2014.
CFO and member of Bord Gáis Energy’s executive management team, Kerry McConnell will be responsible for overseeing the financial activity of the business. This includes financial performance, investment appraisal and returns, strategic and operational planning, reporting, governance, and controls.
Kerry has extensive experience in financial services and in industry, having previously held key positions at Bank of Ireland, RSA, and most recently, global packaging leader IPL. She has also served as a member of the Strategy Committee for the States Claims Agency, a part of the NTMA. Kerry graduated with a Bachelor of Business Studies degree in Finance from Trinity College Dublin, she is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Welcoming these appointments, David Kirwan, Managing Director at Bord Gáis Energy said: “This is an exciting time for our organisation, and I am delighted to welcome Kerry and Denis to the Bord Gáis Energy team. Kerry brings with her years of experience in leading financial strategies for large organisations and delivering positive results. Denis’s insight and knowledge in energy policy and regulation at national and EU level will be critical as Bord Gáis Energy brings to market new net zero propositions and continues to invest in upstream opportunities to enable Ireland’s energy transition.”