Peter Warry is the chairman of a number of industrial companies. He was previously Chief Executive of Nuclear Electric and a director of British Energy. Peter acted as Senior Industrial Adviser to OFGEM for the 1999/2000 distribution price control review and has been a non-executive director of the Office of Rail Regulation. He graduated in Engineering and Economics and is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering as well as being a Fellow of the Institutions of Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.
Paddy Larkin has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Mutual Energy, with effect from 1st January 2010. He joined what was then Northern Ireland Energy Holdings in 2007 as an executive director and managing director for the Moyle Interconnector.
After studying mechanical engineering at Queen’s University Belfast, he started work with NIE at Ballylumford power station in 1991 just before privatisation. In 1992 British Gas bought Ballylumford Power station and Paddy continued to work with Premier Power, initially in breakdown maintenance before moving to the business side of the operation where he helped to oversee the change in practices from a nationalised to a private company. Later he was involved in the buy out of the long term contracts and construction of the combined cycle gas turbine and served as the station’s Chief Executive.
Gerard joined Mutual Energy in July 2006 and was appointed Finance Director for the group in January 2010. A fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, Gerard trained with Coopers and Lybrand in Belfast and has previous experience in the health, retail and energy sectors within Northern Ireland. He joined Mutual Energy after five years with the Viridian Group where he was Finance Manager with their unregulated energy supply business covering both the Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland market.
Gerry Walsh served as Chief Executive and Member of the Board of Bord Gáis from 2000 until 2007, during which time the equity value of the company increased by 100% to €1.6 billion. He joined Bord Gáis in 1984 and held a number of senior management roles in utility operations, including General Manager, Director of Strategy and Director of New Business Development before taking over as Chief Executive.
Whilst CEO he oversaw an all-island investment programme of over €1.5 billion and the setting up of a new energy company in Northern Ireland in competition with the local incumbent with an investment of €200 million.
Gerry now runs Spruce Consulting Ltd., which provides strategic support to a portfolio of corporate clients.
Since 2006, Regina Finn has been the Chief Executive of Ofwat, the economic regulator for the water and waste water sectors in England and Wales. Prior to joining Ofwat she was a Commissioner for Energy Regulation in Dublin where she worked on the development of an all island energy market. Previously she was Head of Market Operations and Deputy Director of the Office of the Director of Telecommunications (now ComReg) in Dublin, and she has worked in the Channel Islands where she established a regulatory regime for electricity, post and telecommunications.
Clarke Black took up his role as a Director of Mutual Energy Limited in January 2011. Clarke was appointed as Chief Executive of the Ulster Farmers’ Union in May 2002, and subsequently appointed a Director of Countryside Services Limited – the commercial arm of the Ulster Farmers' Union. He is a Director of Food NI, the food industry promotion body, and of the Rural Development Council, and was previously a member of an Independent Food Advisory Panel set up to advise Government on food policy. He is a Fellow of the Royal Agricultural Societies. He was previously employed by Northern Bank Ltd as a Regional Agribusiness Manager, which laterally entailed a secondment to National Irish Bank, Dublin, where he established the Bank’s Agribusiness segment in Ireland.
Stephen Kirkpatrick is CEO of Corbo Properties. Corbo is the largest property company in Northern Ireland and one of the leading developers/investors in retail property in the UK. Stephen previously spent 15 years with Bank of Ireland having joined the Bank in 1995 from KPMG Chartered Accountants where he specialised in corporate finance over an eight year period. He spent his early career in corporate banking, holding a number of senior roles and culminating in his appointment in 2002 as MD Corporate & Business Banking for Northern Ireland. In 2004 he was appointed head of its regional business banking operations in the UK. Stephen became CEO of Bank of Ireland in Northern Ireland in 2006. In 2009 Stephen was appointed Head of Retail Credit with accountability for almost two thirds of the Bank of Ireland Group’s balance sheet lending. This key Group role encompassed a diverse range of loan books in the UK and Ireland including mortgages, consumer finance, SMEs and property development/investment.