Getting in Touch


Nexus Park, Avenue East,
Skyline 120, Great Notley,
Braintree, Essex, CM77 7AL

Contact our Leadership Team

Mike Morris MD

Mike Morris

Managing Director

Mike is an entrepreneur, an experienced business leader, and eSmart Networks founder. With 30 years’ experience in the sustainable infrastructure industry, he is focused on supporting all our teams to deliver the right solutions for our customers across all projects. Mike is passionate about continuous improvement at a business and personal level and drives this through his leadership of both strategy and culture.

Mick Hine

Chief Operating Officer

Mick has over 30 years’ experience in the utilities, construction and infrastructure sector. His focus is on managing operations and safely delivering our customer’s projects, ensuring connections are made on time through skilful and innovative solutions.

As part of his role, he assumes leadership on all health and safety matters and leads the commercial and procurement teams. In addition, Mick has been central to the development of new product offerings by working with our customers to understand their delivery requirements on-site.

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 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.

David McDonald

Technical Director

David is an experienced leader in the areas of electrical engineering, infrastructure, renewables, climate change and grid-connected services. Prior to joining eSmart Networks David held a number of senior positions within NIE Networks including 3 years as Connections Design Manager. He has an established track record of managing and successfully delivering engineering solutions to meet customers’ requirements.

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.