Our management team

Kevin O'Connor, Chief Executive Officer

Kevin joined ESP Utilities Group in 2018 from Arriva, where he was Divisional Managing Director of its UK Bus business.  Prior to joining Arriva in 2015, Kevin spent 14 years working across a diverse range of sectors for G4S, the global security solutions provider, serving latterly as the Regional Managing Director for Cash Solutions across the UK and Ireland.  Kevin’s career has covered regulated and non-regulated sectors, all with a strong focus on delivering for customers in a range of industries.  He holds a Masters in Business Administration.

Paul Miles, Chief Financial Officer

Paul has a wealth of experience as a CFO, most recently as Group CFO for GVC Holding Plc where he led a merger to create the largest listed company by Revenue in the sport, gambling and gaming sector.  Previously he held Group CFO roles at The Wonga Group, Capquest and the Phoenix Group.  Paul is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and joined ESP Utilities Group in 2019.

Nick Clark, Chief Commercial Officer

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 Chief Commercial Officer 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 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).

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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