Getting in Touch


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Skyline 120, Great Notley,
Braintree, Essex, CM77 7AL

Contact our Leadership Team

Simon Gallagher

Managing Director

A recognised leader in the electricity industry, Simon has held a number of senior roles across the electricity sector. Prior to joining the group in 2016, Simon was head of Connection Services at UK Power Networks, responsible for connecting 14,000 customers to the electricity network per year.

Simon in an expert in the regulation of connections to the electricity network in the UK. He holds Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, an MBA from Warwick Business School and is a Chartered Engineer.

Matt Richardson

Operations Director

Matt is an experienced Director with a demonstrated history of success within various roles across utilities and infrastructure. As Operations Director he focuses primarily on customer needs across construction, commercial and project management. With 20 years’ experience in the industry, Matt has a proven record of proactively applying innovative solutions to a range of projects. He is passionate about the culture of learning and merit he has created in his team, the team who will successfully deliver your projects.

Chris Doré

Business Development Director

Chris is a business development professional with decades of experience delivering innovative solutions in the heavily regulated utility and infrastructure sectors. As a Board level executive for the last 20 years, Chris has developed a practical knowledge of many products and services and built an extensive portfolio of contacts.  Because of his passion for innovation and decades of experience customers trust Chris to provide safe, commercially viable proposals that support their developing business goals.

Christine Gilbert

Finance Director

Before joining eSmart Networks Christine spent 8 years as Finance Director of a facilities management company. Prior to that she spent 16 years at the accountancy practice where she trained and qualified.  Christine is a Chartered Certified Accountant and brings a wide range of knowledge and experience. She ensures that the processes and controls of the finance function including due diligence, commercial negotiations, budget and cost reviews are carried out for the benefit of our business and our customers projects.