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19 June 2018

ESB Chief Executive Pat O’Doherty has announced the appointments of Geraldine Heavey as Executive Director, Enterprise Services and Nicholas Tarrant as Executive Director, Engineering and Major Projects. Both positions start with immediate effect.

Nicholas Tarrant joined ESB in 1993 where he held a number of senior management positions, including Generation Manager with responsibility for ESB’s 4,800MW portfolio. He recently held the position of Managing Director, Northern Ireland Electricity Networks. He is a chartered engineer at the Institute of Engineers of Ireland and holds an MSc (Management) from Trinity College, Dublin.

Geraldine Heavey has also held a number of senior financial and general management positions across ESB Group including Finance Controller, Business Service Centre (BSC) and Electric Ireland; Manager, ESB Trading and most recently Group Finance and Commercial Manager. She is an accountant and holds a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Dublin City University.

Commenting on this announcement, Pat O’Doherty said: “I am delighted to announce these new appointments and I welcome Geraldine and Nicholas onto our Executive Team, both of whom are very experienced and valued members of ESB’s management  team.”


About ESB

ESB operates across the electricity market: from generation, through transmission and distribution to the supply of customers with an expanding presence in the Great Britain generation market. In addition we extract further value through supplying gas, energy services and using our networks to carry fibre for telecommunications. ESB is the owner of the distribution and transmission networks in the Republic of Ireland (via ESB Networks) and Northern Ireland (via Northern Ireland Electricity Networks Ltd).  In 2017 it had a 42% share of generation in the all-island market (via Generation and Wholesale Markets) and a 34% share of electricity supply in the all-island market (via Electric Ireland) with 1.4 million customer accounts.

ESB has been a leading independent energy company in the UK for over 23 years where the company has invested almost £2bn in generation and power network assets. This year, ESB Energy was launched in Britain, offering very competitive electricity and gas offerings to residential customers.

ESB contributes almost €2 billion annually to the Irish economy through dividends, investments, taxes and jobs. ESB provides significant employment both directly, with over 7,790 employees, and indirectly through contractors and service providers. See for more details.