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Government reappoints ESB board member

Dublin, 19 January, 2016


The Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Alex White, TD, today obtained Government approval for the reappointment of Ms. Noreen Wright to the Board of ESB for a second term of office. Ms. Wright will be reappointed as a Ministerial nominee to the Board with effect from 28 June 2016.

Minister White said: "I am pleased to reappoint Ms. Wright to the Board, and to  acknowledge her valuable contribution to the continued success of the ESB group of companies. Ms. Wright's reappointment will provide continuity in an organisation that plays an important role in the Irish energy market."



Note to Editors:

Ms. Wright, a barrister, joined Northern Ireland Electricity's (NIE) in-house legal team in September 1976 and remained with NIE/Viridian until 2001. She held a number of senior management posts in the company, including that of Company Secretary and Head of Legal Services.

Ms. Wright holds a number of public appointments in Northern Ireland including Member of the Industrial and Fair Employment Tribunals, Lay Magistrate and Member of the Northern Ireland Valuation Tribunal. She is also a Director of Springvale Training Ltd and Co-operation Ireland Ltd and is a Trustee of Garfield Weston Trust, University of Ulster.

She has previously served as Commissioner for the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland, as a Council Member of the University of Ulster, and as a Trustee of the Bytes project.


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