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Our Leadership

Serhiy was appointed as AES UK & Ireland Market Business Leader in August 2018. He is an established professional in the energy field, with over 20 years of experience in financial management and leadership. He rejoined AES after a 1-year stint as CFO for the Svarog West Group. Prior to moving there, he worked for AES in several different roles and markets. He joined the company in 2010 as CFO and Shared Services Director for AES Ukraine, moving on to the role of CFO and Head of the Alberich branch for AES Kazakhstan in June 2013 and finally taking up the position of Market Business Leader in Kazakhstan in April 2015.

Prior to joining AES in 2010, he spent over a decade at Kraft Foods Ukraine, working in several brand management and financial roles, before moving to Maharishi Organic Agriculture as CFO, and returning to Kraft Foods as Financial Manager - New Markets Eastern Europe and Central Asia in 2009.

Born in the Russian city of Petropavlosk-Kamchatskiy, Serhiy holds a Degree from the Ivano-Frankivsk State Technical University for Oil and Gas in Microeconomics in the Energy sector.

Serhiy Zuyev , , , Market Business Leader, AES UK & Ireland

With over 20 years of experience in HR and eight years in Health, Safety and Security, Janice brings a wealth and variety of experience to AES. She is responsible for leading HR for AES across the UK & Ireland, and Jordan, ensuring the delivery of a comprehensive HR service to support evolving business needs.

Since joining AES in 2010 Janice has been instrumental in designing and implementing major change programmes across the UK businesses, including the restructuring and harmonisation of newly acquired plants and the centralisation of support functions. Janice designed and manages the successful ‘Europe Operations Development Programme’ and is part of the Global Engineering Competency Framework team.

Prior to joining AES through the Ballylumford acquisition in 2010, Janice worked for BG Group. Here she successfully integrated HR with Health and Safety to utilise resources and capitalise on synergies, as well as introducing a Behavioural Based Safety programme to address human factors in health and safety.

Janice is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development. She also holds a BSc Hons in Psychology (University of Ulster) and Post Graduate Qualifications in Occupational Health and Safety (Loughborough University) and Institute of Quality Assurance (University of Ulster). She has completed the AES Global Emerging Leaders Programme.

Janice Hagan , , , HR Business Partner, AES UK & Ireland and Jordan

Julie joined AES in 2011, after a number of years advising AES as external legal counsel. She is a qualified lawyer who is responsible for protecting AES’s legal interests, including ensuring compliance with the UK Bribery Act. Julie acts as Company Secretary to all the AES Northern Ireland companies and advises directors on their responsibilities. 

Prior to joining AES, Julie worked as a Senior Associate in the Corporate & Commercial Group in one of Ireland’s leading commercial law firms. In this role, Julie advised AES on the acquisition of AES Ballylumford Limited and was recognised in Chambers UK as an “Associate to Watch”.

Julie has a degree from the University of Warwick in Law & Business Studies and completed her professional qualifications at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies at Queen’s University Belfast. 

Julie Leeburn , , , Legal & Compliance Director, AES UK & Ireland

Tim is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of AES UK and Ireland’s generation facilities. He is responsible for driving innovation into everyday processes at the plants and utilising AES’ generating assets to their maximum potential to support security of supply for the All Island electricity market.
Tim has worked in the electricity industry for over 30 years. He held the position of Plant Manager at the Belfast West plant until 2002 and also worked within AES European businesses including as Plant Manager of the AES Ottana facility in Italy. At AES Kilroot he worked on the FGD emissions abatement development and for several years as the Engineering Manager with the maintenance and engineering teams. His most recent role as Outage & Project Manager of AES UK & Ireland included management of the UK Wind Operations prior to their sale in 2015.
Tim holds a BSc. in Mechanical Engineering from Queens University, Belfast and brings a wealth of technical knowledge and management experience to his new role as Complex Lead UK & Ireland.

Tim McCullough , , , Operations Director, AES UK & Ireland