SONI Ltd (System Operator for Northern Ireland) is the Electricity Transmission System Operator for Northern Ireland and is a subsidiary of EirGrid plc, the licenced Electricity Transmission System Operator for Ireland.
Board Members, SONI Ltd.
SONI Ltd (System Operator for Northern Ireland) is the Electricity Transmission System Operator for Northern Ireland and is a subsidiary of EirGrid plc, the licenced Electricity Transmission System Operator for Ireland. SONI is at the heart of Northern Ireland’s electricity system and will play a key role in the delivery of Northern Ireland’s Energy Strategy “Path to Net Zero Energy”. The current SONI Strategy (2020-2025) is shaped by the need to address the climate change challenge through the transition of the electricity sector to low-carbon, renewable energy, and the unique role that SONI will play in leading this radical transition.
The scale and pace of the transition is hugely challenging and will require significant changes to the current approaches to network planning and delivery, electricity system operation, electricity markets and the use of innovative technologies and systems, if SONI’s Strategy, and Northern Ireland’s Energy Strategy is to be achieved.
As a result of the Utility Regulator’s decision on licence modifications to SONI’s Transmission System Operator licence the company is undertaking a fundamental restructuring of its Board of Directors including the appointment of four independent board members, one of whom will be appointed Chairperson of the Board. The licence modifications also require that the SONI Transmission System Operator business be managerially and operationally separate from EirGrid and any other company within the EirGrid Group. The licence requirement for separation will require significant change as to how SONI is structured and managed, and the new Board will play a critical role overseeing and shaping the implementation of these changes.
The Board appointees must demonstrate in their application evidence of Corporate Governance and risk management principles gained through senior executive and/or non-executive Board level experience in the following:
Essential criteria for two appointments:
Two of the appointees will have had substantial, or recent experience working either:
At a senior level in or for a European Electricity Transmission System operator; or at a senior level in, or for, a part of the European Energy Industry in a capacity which required routine engagement at senior level with a European Electricity Transmission System operator.
Essential for one appointment:
One of the appointees must hold a relevant professional accountancy qualification and membership of a professional body, with evidence significant senior executive and/or non-executive Board level experience in the following:
The remuneration fee for a Board Member is £20,000 per annum.
The terms of appointment of each successful candidate will be for no less than three years and no more than six years and will be on a staggered basis to ensure continuity in board composition.
For further information visit www.clarendonexecutive.com to download the candidate briefing pack that provides further information on the roles, the specific responsibilities and how to apply. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion to explore your suitability in advance of applying, please contact our recruitment partners at Clarendon Executive, Ciaran Sheehan 07801 675 363 or Claire McKee 07809 658440.
Application is by CV and supporting statement and should be sent to email@example.com
The closing date for submission of applications is 10am Monday 3rd April 2023.
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