Bord Gáis Energy leadership announcement

  • Bord Gáis Energy MD Catherine O’Kelly to take up UK-based leadership role in Centrica
  • Dave Kirwan returns to Ireland as MD and will serve on Centrica Group Executive Committee


Bord Gáis Energy, supplier of energy and services to over 700,000 homes and businesses in Ireland, has today announced senior management changes.  After two years leading the company, managing director Catherine O'Kelly will, after her impending maternity leave, take up a UK-based leadership role at global energy company Centrica, the parent company of Bord Gáis Energy. Ms O’Kelly has been  managing director of Bord Gáis Energy since September 2018 and prior to that held senior positions within the Centrica Group. 

The company has appointed Dave Kirwan to lead Bord Gáis Energy in the next phase of development.   Having previously held this role, Mr Kirwan returns to Ireland having completed a successful term as managing director of the UK Home business at Centrica. In addition to his role at Bord Gáis Energy, Mr Kirwan will also serve on the Centrica Group Executive Committee.

Catherine O'Kelly said: "I have been privileged to lead the team in Bord Gáis Energy over the past two years, a period of growth for the company. I am extremely proud of what our business has achieved as we have introduced new products and services to Irish customers, rewarded customer loyalty, and invested to serve our customers better.

“I want to thank the team for their hard work over the past two years and in particular their  commitment to maintain essential services and ensure a secure supply of energy to customers during the COVID-19 emergency. I look forward to working with Dave Kirwan as he and the team in Ireland continue the development of the company in the coming years.”

Dave Kirwan said: “After almost three years leading a great team and business in the UK,  I am very pleased to take up the reins in Ireland again as managing director and continue to build on the very strong position of the company as a leading provider of energy and services to over 700,000 customers.  As we emerge from the COVID-19 lockdown, energy supply to businesses, homes and communities will be a vital enabler of Ireland’s economic recovery. I look forward to working again with the great team in Bord Gáis Energy and drawing on the wider strengths in the Centrica group as we play our part in Ireland’s recovery in both the short and long term.”


About Bord Gáis Energy:

Established in 1976, Bord Gáis Energy is an energy supply and services company with a strong Irish heritage. In 2014 the company became part of Centrica plc, a leading international energy services and solutions provider that is founded on a 200-year heritage of serving people. Bord Gáis Energy supplies energy and services to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses in the Republic of Ireland. We are focused on satisfying the changing needs of our customers, enabling them to transition to a lower carbon future.