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ESB Board Members


There are currently 11 ESB Board Members, comprising the Chairman, Chief Executive and five independent Non-Executive Directors. 

At present, there is a selection process in place to appoint another Non-Executive Director to the Board.

The Board Members:

  • bring independent and objective scrutiny to the oversight of the organisation;
  • are challenging when necessary while being supportive to the delivery of organisational strategy and objectives;
  • are equipped to offer considered advice on the basis of sound judgement and experience; and
  • make a time commitment to their work commensurate with their role.

The appointment and remuneration of the Independent Board members (including the Chairman) is determined by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform and the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and the Environment and they do not receive pensions or any other remuneration. The terms and conditions are set out in their letters of appointment.

Owen Kilmurray Owen Kilmurray

Appointment and Term
01.01.2023 - 31.12.2026

Career Experience
Joined ESB in March 1982.  Worked as a general worker, charge hand linesman, electrician and as a Networks Technician in ESB Networks for over 40 years. 

External Appointments
Active member of the ESB Group of Unions. Vice chairman of the SIPTU Energy Branch Committee and member of SIPTU’s Transport, Energy, Aviation and Construction (TEAC) Committee.