Management Team


Ken Lester MIAHR

Ken Lester is responsible for the overall management of the company and has developed a team of experts that he has full confidence in delivering his goals and objectives. He is a senior trade qualified fitter turner that worked primarily in the mechanical and hydraulic engineering environment. He initially served his apprenticeship with Guinness Ireland and has extensive water management and conservation experience. For over twenty five years Mr Lester has been an industry expert in water leak detection and management of hydro systems. He is frequently consulted by the countries significant engineering firms for professional advice. He is a Member of the International Association of Hydro- environment engineering and Research.

Justin Burns MSc FCMI MIFireE

Justin Burns is responsible for health and safety, administration and operational management of the company. He originally started his career in the electrical and electronic engineering field. He has extensive managerial and health & safety expertise along with specific specialist skills developed with the emergency services. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and a Member of the Institution of Fire Engineers. He holds a Master of Science degree with Dublin City University.

Tim O’Connor BEng CEng MIEI CEM

Tim O’Connor is responsible for ensuring quality assurance and legislative compliance. He is a Chartered Engineer registered with Engineers Ireland along with being a Certified Energy Manager. He is an approved Environmental Protection Agency site assessor and has completed the Site Suitability Training Programme. He is experienced in designing, installing & certifying domestic and commercial sewage treatment systems including secondary & tertiary treatment systems. He is an approved assessor on the list of approved assessors for a number of local authorities and holds a Master of Science degree with Dublin City University.

Thomas Ryan

Thomas Ryan is responsible for logistics and supplies. He started his career as an electro mechanical fitter. His knowledge and ease around tools along with his ability to anticipate project requirements led him into tool sales and hire. With over twenty five years experience working alongside some of Irelands premier hire companies he has developed a unique knowledge of industry and commercial balance. Trained in Germany he has extensive logistical experience managing supplies and equipment for major projects.

Neil Lester Dip.EMT

Neil Lester is responsible for sales development. He has extensive sales experience at both local and regional level working for major companies including some of Ireland’s industry leaders. He holds a diploma in emergency medicine. His unique skill set allows EireWater to operate with more compliance to health and safety legislation than our competitors. His understanding allows us to operate in areas that other companies cannot.

Frank O Reilly BComm

Frank O’Reilly has responsibility for commercial finance, risk management and compliance. He is qualified with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Banking and Finance and has extensive experience in corporate and commercial finance, business risk management and compliance. He has over many years worked with businesses across all industry sectors providing business advisory services and business consultancy services both in Ireland and overseas.

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