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08/02/2019

SONI Appoints New Managing Director

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Northern Ireland electric utility company SONI has appointed Jo Aston as its new Managing Director.

She joins from the Utility Regulator, Northern Ireland, where she currently holds the position of Director of Wholesale Energy Markets,.

Jo, a Chartered Engineer and a graduate of Queens University Belfast, will bring extensive leadership experience in the NI water and energy industries to the role.

In the new position, Jo will join EirGrid's Executive team and will have day to


date operational responsibility for the Northern Ireland System Operator reporting directly to EirGrid CEO Mark Foley. 

Mark Foley said: "I am very pleased Jo has accepted this role. She joins a very talented and committed team in SONI. There is great opportunity in Northern Ireland and with Jo we will have a dedicated full time lead in Northern Ireland to build even stronger relationships with our customers, the Northern Ireland government, the regulator and our many stakeholders. 

"Jo has the experience and skills to carry out this role to a very high standard at a very important time. She also understands the critical role that SONI plays in developing, operating and managing the power system and the electricity market in Northern Ireland."

(CM/JG)

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