Phoenix Natural Gas is the largest gas distribution business in Northern Ireland, being the owner and operator of the licence for the distribution network in the Greater Belfast Area and Larne.
The distribution business is responsible for the development of the pipeline network and also for providing a 24/7 operational and transportation service platform to gas suppliers under the rules of the company's network code.
The Phoenix network currently extends to 3,100 kilometres of intermediate, medium and low pressure mains, which distribute natural gas throughout the licence area, representing around 50% of the population of Northern Ireland.
Phoenix Natural Gas manages the development of the both the physical network and market in Greater Belfast; already some 140,000 customers have been connected to natural gas in the 14 years it has been available to them. The business is regulated under licence by the Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation (NIAUR).
Phoenix Natural Gas Board
Peter has over 40 years experience in the gas industry and while employed by British Gas held a number of senior positions in the areas of finance, regulation, engineering and strategic planning.
He has very detailed knowledge of regulatory regimes and regulatory models and has international experience in Australia, Latin America, Western Europe, the former Soviet Union, India, Nigeria, Korea and Japan as well as his work in the UK.
Non Executive Director
David has extensive experience in both operations and finance having held various positions with Hampden Group plc during the period 1980 to 2000, which culminated in him leading the group as Chief Executive.
David has held a number of public appointments including Chairman of the Eastern Health and Social Services Board and serving as a Belfast Harbour Commissioner. David is currently an independent board member of the Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs. He has also held many other board positions such as Save the Children, NI Advisory Committee to the London Stock Exchange and as a member of the University of Ulster Council.
Chief Operating Officer
Ivan is a chartered engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers who spent 8 years involved in various aspects of the natural gas industry in Great Britain. In 1998 he returned home to Northern Ireland as Transportation Development Manager for Phoenix, before taking on the position of Commercial Manager in November 1999.
Ivan is Chief Operating Officer, responsible for the Construction, Operation and Maintenance of the Gas Distribution and Transmission Pipeline Network, the provision of additional Customer Connections and the delivery of the company's Health, Safety and Environmental policy - including the emergency services operation and Network Design and Planning. He also has responsibility for providing transportation services to all gas supply companies and end users.
Non Executive Director
A career spanning 40 years in the aviation industry has included senior management positions within Bombardier in Engineering, Business Development and Operations. In 1997 Brian was appointed Director of Operations at Belfast City Airport with responsibility for the day to day running of the airport.
In January 2004 Brian was appointed Chief Executive of the Airport and is responsible for a growing business with an annual passenger throughput in excess of 2.7 million with 110 flights each day. With over 1,600 people currently working at the airport, Belfast City Airport has become a significant employer and contributor to the Northern Ireland economy.
Brian is currently, Non-Executive Director Phoenix Natural Gas, a Trustee of the Titanic Foundation and a Board Member of Business in the Community.
Brian is the past Chair of CBI Northern Ireland and Tourism Ireland. He was awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours in 2011.