The Big Interview: Pat O’Doherty, ESB chief executive

As the ESB boss prepares to step down after ten years at the helm, he says he feels ‘pride and satisfaction’ at what he and the company have achieved

Pat O’Doherty: ‘We are today in the middle of changes we’ve been talking about for the last ten to 15 years.’ Picture: Bryan Meade

In brief:

Name and role: Pat O’Doherty, chief executive of ESB and president of Eurelectric

Lives: Castleknock, Co Dublin

Age: 61

Family: married to Therese, father of Margaret and Michael, and grandfather to 20-month-old Eve

My working day: “In normal times I would be travelling a lot, meeting teams and stakeholders as well as reviewing projects and businesses. I now spend a lot of time virtually visiting locations and attending meetings and engagements.

“I try ...