SONI (System Operator for Northern Ireland) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Jo Aston as Managing Director

08 February 2019

Jo Aston joins SONI from the Utility Regulator, Northern Ireland, where she currently holds the position of Director of Wholesale Energy Markets. She has extensive leadership experience in the water and energy industries in Northern Ireland.  

Ms Aston will join EirGrid Group’s Executive team and will have day to date operational responsibility for the Northern Ireland System Operator reporting directly to EirGrid Group CEO Mark Foley. 

Welcoming Ms Aston, Mark Foley, CEO said Jo will bring extensive expertise and a deep experience of the energy market in Northern Ireland to SONI. 

“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”.

Jo Aston is a Chartered Engineer and a graduate of Queens University Belfast.