Appointment as Chairperson of the Electricity Supply Board (ESB)

The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and the Environment invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for consideration for appointment to the role of Chairperson of the ESB.

Applications are invited from applicants who consider they possess the skills and experience, at an appropriately senior level, necessary to chair the Board.  Specifically, candidates must demonstrate in their application, evidence of:

• Board level experience in a large organisation with the confidence and resilience to lead the Board of a critical infrastructure provider and a commercial state-owned enterprise; 
• A successful executive career at an appropriately senior level in large scale and multi-business commercial enterprises with a particular focus on having led the business through significant transformation and cultural change;
• Proven strategic leadership capability and with a track record of innovation and new business opportunity development;
• Strong commercial and financial acumen in a large capital investment and capital markets corporate environment;
• A demonstrable understanding of the challenge of moving to a low carbon energy future
• Independence of thought, possessing sound judgement;
• A confident individual of high character, with a strong public service ethos and with values aligned to those of the Shareholder;
• Strong communications and interpersonal skills with an ability to build strong relationships between Board members and executive management; and
• An understanding of good governance practices in large commercial enterprises.

It is also highly desirable that candidates demonstrate knowledge of applicable Irish, EU and International policy and the Regulatory environment in which ESB operates.

Closing date:15.00 on Wednesday 15th July 2020


20131910_Chair ESB Final information booklet.pdf