Our management team

Robert Wallace, Managing Director

A qualified chemical engineer, Robert started out in the industry as an analyst for an international oil and gas consultancy. He then created and managed the gas transportation business of Eastern Natural Gas before setting up ES Pipelines in 1999. He has over 20 years' experience in the utilities sector.

Nick Clark, Development Director

Nick joined ES Pipelines in early 2000, after 17 years at British Gas where he was latterly National Housing Development Manager and he also has a background in the industrial & commercial sector. He is responsible for the continuing growth of the company through his role as Development Director and with 34 years' experience in the utilities industry has long-standing and well-established connections with many contractors involved in the construction of new gas and electricity networks.

Vicki Spiers, Business Operations Director

Vicki Spiers joined ESP in 2001 after ten years working in the deregulated Gas Shipper market. Her responsibilities include all customer facing activities, IT and ensuring that ESPUG remains compliant with all Regulatory and Licence obligations. She is also the current Chair of both the AIGT (Association of Independent Gas Transporters) and the CNA (Competitive Networks Association).

Thomas Butler, Finance Director

Thomas is a Chartered Management Accountant who joined ESP in September 2006 after a career at senior levels within blue chip corporate environments as well as in a 'hands-on' capacity with medium-sized firms. His responsibilities are all aspects of the Group's Finance Functions as well as Human Resources.

Stuart Williams, Operations Director

Stuart joined ESP in May 2016 and is responsible for directing and overseeing the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of ESP's gas and electricity assets. He is a Chartered Engineer with more than 30 years' utilities experience, working at senior levels in the UK and Ireland.  He also led projects in risk and asset management, most recently at Atkins, but also for utilities in the Middle East and for the Irish energy regulator.

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