ESB’s chief executive Pat O’Doherty has appointed Bríd Horan as deputy chief executive to replace John Shine, who is leaving the electricity company at the end of the month to join Eircom as managing director of its Network division.
“Bríd is a very experienced and valued member of ESB’s leadership team who in recent years has firmly established ESB’s energy services business, Electric Ireland, as one of Ireland’s most dynamic and well-respected brands,” O’Doherty said.
“She comes to this role at a time of great change and uncertainty in the electricity sector as we tackle the challenges of decarbonisation, energy security and energy affordability,” he added.
Horan took on the role of executive director of ESB Business Service Centre and Electric Ireland in 2010.
Previously, she held several senior executive positions in the company, including executive director ESB Energy Solutions and executive director ESB Customer Supply and Group Services.
Prior to joining ESB in 1997 as Group Pensions manager, Horan led KPMG Pension & Actuarial Consulting.
Horan is also a non-executive director of FBD Holdings plc and was a commissioner of the National Pensions Reserve Fund from its establishment in 2001 to 2009.
She has also been a board member of IDA Ireland, from 1996 to 2006.
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