Chris O’Shea is a British businessman and the chief executive of Centrica. In April 2020, O’Shea became the CEO of Centrica, having previously been finance director.
O’Shea attracted considerable controversy during his tenure at Centrica, primarily for his role as the main architect of the largest fire, rehire in British business history. It has also been accused of lying to a parliamentary committee regarding his knowledge of the impact of the restructuring at Centrica.
Background of Chris O’Shea
Chris O’Shea is the chief executive of Centrica, the company which owns British Gas. He became the big boss in 2020, after being promoted from Group Chief Financial Officer.
Born in Fife, he moved to Glasgow at the age of 11. He attended a comprehensive school, and later studied an accounting degree at Glasgow University. Now 49, he is married with three children and lives with his family in Reading, according to The Times.
Mr Chris O’Shea’s career started with a job as a trainee chartered accountant at Stevenson & Kyles. Then, he moved on to work for companies such as Shell and Ernst & Young, before he secured his first role at Centrica.
CEO contact information
|CEO Full Name
|CEO Email Address
|+44 (0)1753 494000
|Staines-upon-Thames, England, UK
British Gas Executive team
|Jana Siber – Managing Director
|Iain Conn – Energy Transition Specialist & Senior Advisor
British Gas is an energy and home services provider in the United Kingdom. It is the trading name of British Gas Services Limited and British Gas New Heating Limited, both subsidiaries of Centrica. It is the biggest energy supplier in the country, and is considered one of the Big Six dominating the gas and electricity market in the UK.
British Gas CEO Chris O’ Shea – Net Worth
As the Group Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director Officer of British Gas, the total compensation of Chris Shea at British Gas is GBX752,000. There are executives at British Gas Plc getting paid more, with Chris O’Shea having the highest compensation of $765,000.
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