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ESB Board Committees

The Board has established Committees, each with clearly defined terms of reference, to support it with its oversight responsibilities. The Board is kept fully informed of the activities of each committee through formal reports from committees and minutes thereby providing Board members with an opportunity to have their views taken into account.  

Further information on ESB’s Committees, including details on meeting frequency and their activities is available in the Annual Report. Click here to see ESB Results, Presentations and Investor Updates

You can find out more about ESB’s Board Committees and their terms of reference below.

Audit and Risk Committee

The Audit and Risk Committee assists the Board in discharging its responsibilities in relation to the disclosure of the financial affairs of ESB and in relation to the oversight of enterprise risk management and internal control.

The Audit and Risk Committee is chaired by Michael Barry.

Committee Members are:

  • Michael Barry, Chair
  • Annette Flynn
  • Paul Lynam
  • Alf Smiddy, Senior Independent Director
ESB Group Audit and Risk Committee Terms of Reference
PDF | 292KB

Finance and Investment Committee

The Finance and Investment Committee supports the Board in its oversight of budgets, financial performance, investment and divestments proposals, treasury and other matters.

The Finance and Investment Committee is chaired by Paul Lynam. 

Committee members are:

  • Paul Lynam, Chair
  • Michael Barry
  • Annette Flynn
  • Paddy Hayes, Chief Executive
  • Gráinne O'Shea
ESB Group Finance and Investment Committee Terms of Reference
PDF | 228KB

Customer, Marketing and Innovation Committee

The Customer, Marketing and Innovation Committee assists the Board in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities in respect of the vital strategic areas of customer centricity, stakeholder engagement and technology.

The Customer, Marketing and Innovation Committee is chaired by Aisling Curtis.

Committee members are:

  • Aisling Curtis, Chair
  • Owen Kilmurray
  • Sara Venning
  • Trevor Walsh
  • Marguerite Sayers
ESB Group Customer, Marketing and Innovation Committee Terms of Reference
PDF | 225KB

Safety, Sustainability and Culture Committee

The Safety, Environment and Culture Committee assists the Board in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities in respect of safety, health and the environment. The Committee also supports the Board in providing oversight in the areas of culture, corporate social responsibility, employee engagement and diversity and inclusion.

The Safety, Sustainability and Culture Committee is chaired by Sara Venning. 

Committee members are:

  • Sara Venning, Chair
  • Aisling Curtis
  • Paddy Hayes, Chief Executive
  • Karen Halpenny
  • Alf Smiddy, Senior Independent Director
ESB Group Safety, Sustainability and Culture Commitee Terms of Reference
PDF | 270KB

Remuneration and Management Development Committee

The Remuneration and Management Development Committee supports the board in its oversight of the remuneration, Terms and Conditions, succession planning and development for the Chief Executive, Executive Directors and the Company Secretary.

The Remuneration and Management Development Committee is chaired by the Chairman of the Board, Terence O'Rourke.

Committee members are all non-executive Directors. Committee members are:

  • Terence O'Rourke, Chair
  • Annette Flynn
  • Alf Smiddy, Senior Independent Director
ESB Group Remuneration and Management Development Committee Terms of Reference
PDF | 302KB