Who we are

Our People

The energy that drives us

 

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Our people are our greatest asset; our management team, our employees, our customers and our eco system of partners.

Every member of our management team has an exemplary biography, a wealth of experience in the energy sector and one common goal: To be an exemplar and modern customer centric energy utility with a pin sharp focus on innovation and growth within the areas of Renewable Technologies, Flexible Generation and Customer Solutions.

Management Team Biographies

Ian Thom
Ian Thom
Chief Executive Officer
Ian has held the role of Chief Executive Officer since 2011. He joined the Group in 2001 as Company Secretary and General Counsel. He was appointed to the Group’s Executive Committee in 2003 and has had executive responsibility for Power NI and PPB since 2007. Prior to joining the Group, he served as the European Legal Director of OSI International Foods. He is a barrister by profession.
Siobhan Bailey
Siobhan Bailey
Chief Financial Officer
Siobhan has held the role of Chief Financial Officer since 2010. She joined the Group in 1999 and has held a number of roles, including Energia Finance Director from 2006 to 2011 and Group Treasury Manager from 2003 to 2006. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant with EY.
Tom Gillen
Tom Gillen
Chief Operating Officer
Tom has held his current role since 2011. He joined the Group in 2000 and has held a number of roles including Chief Operating Officer of Viridian Power and Energy from 2009 to 2011, Managing Director of Energia Supply from 2007 to 2009 and Trading Director from 2000 to 2007. Prior to this, Tom worked at ESB and at Northern Electric where he held various senior positions.
Stephen McCully
Stephen McCully
Managing Director, Power NI Customer Solutions
Stephen was appointed Managing Director, Power NI in 2002. He joined the Group in 1985 and has held a number of senior positions and led group-wide initiatives focused on business change. He is a Chartered Engineer and prior to joining the Group, worked at Murland and Partners - Consulting Engineers.
Roy Foreman
Roy Foreman
Managing Director, Power Procurement Business
Roy was appointed Managing Director, Power Procurement Business in 2002. He joined the Group in 1986 and has held a number of senior positions. Prior to joining the Group, Roy was Manager of Power Planning Economics from 1992 to 2002.
Garrett Donnellan
Garrett Donnellan
Head of Strategy and Corporate Development
Garrett was appointed Head of Strategy and Corporate Development for the Group in 2012. Prior to his appointment, Garrett held various senior management positions within the Group, including Renewables Finance Director and Generation Finance Director. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Gary Ryan
Gary Ryan
Managing Director, Energia Customer Solutions
Gary has held his current role since 2015. He joined the Group in 2000 and has held a number of senior roles including Sales & Marketing Director (Energia) and Head of Sales (Energia). Prior to joining the Group, Gary held senior finance, marketing and management consultancy roles at Tedcastle Oil Group. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers.
John Newman
John Newman
Director of Trading and Regulation
John was appointed Energia’s Director of Trading & Regulation in 2008. He joined the Group in 2002 and has held a number of senior roles within Energia. He has over 20 years’ experience in the energy sector having previously held senior roles with Northern Electric.
Alwyn Whitford
Alwyn Whitford
Company Secretary
Alwyn was appointed Company Secretary of the Group in 2011. Prior to this Alwyn was Group Corporate Finance Manager and has held several other senior management positions within the Group since joining in 2000. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with EY.
Catherine Gardiner
Catherine Gardiner
Chief Information Officer
Catherine was appointed Chief Information Officer in 2011 with responsibility for Strategic Projects and Technology Operations. Prior to this, Catherine was Head of Operations for Energia and has held several other management positions within the Group since joining in 2000.
Michele Hanley
Michele Hanley
Director of Human Resources
Michele was appointed Group HR Director in 2015 on joining the Group. Prior to this, Michele was Organisational Development Manager and HR Business Partner with Translink (Northern Ireland’s public transport provider). She has experience in a number of senior HR roles across various sectors, including FMCG, IT and Construction. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
Peter Baillie
Peter Baillie
Managing Director, Energia Renewables
Peter was appointed Managing Director of Energia Renewables in 2008. Prior to this Peter was Finance Director for Energia and has held several other senior management positions within the Group since joining in 1989. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers.

THE ENERGY THAT SUPPORTS US

And backing that up are around 800 loyal and committed employees who are passionate about growing customer-led, tech-enabled solutions to enhance customer experience, integrate renewable technologies into everyday life and leave a lasting impact on the environment.

Expansion in Renewables, Flexible Generation and Customer Solutions along with an increasing customer base, has led to a greater call for the best people in the business to join our team. Here they can develop, grow and reach their full potential. Investing solidly in our front line personnel has put us in a position where we can state with complete confidence, that our customer service is second to none.