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 Noreen O’Kelly. Committee members are all independent non-executive Directors. Committee Members are:

  • Noreen O’Kelly, Chairman
  • Paul Lynam
  • Alf Smiddy
  • Noreen Wright

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 Andrew Hastings. Committee members are:

  • Andrew Hastings, Chairman
  • Dave Byrne
  • Paul Lynam
  • Pat O’Doherty, Chief Executive
  • Noreen O’Kelly
  • Sean Kelly

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 Alf Smiddy. Committee members are:

  • Alf Smiddy, Chairman
  • Anne Butler
  • Tony Merriman
  • Pat O’Doherty, Chief Executive

Safety, Environment 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, Environment and Culture Committee is chaired by Anne Butler. Committee members are:

  • Anne Butler, Chairman
  • Paul Lynam
  • Stephen Carrig
  • Pat O’Doherty, Chief Executive

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

  • Chairman of the Board
  • Andrew Hastings
  • Noreen Wright