Leadership Team...


Padraig Smith

Padraig with 32+ years’ experience and service, has overall responsibility for the performance of the company, through the formulation and implementation of strategy and continuous improvement, along with all aspects of new business development, and ongoing customer and supplier relationship management.

Director of Finance

Tom O’Connor

Previously held senior management positions with Actavo Group since 2014 in Ireland, UK and The Caribbean.  Tom is a qualified Chartered Accountant; completing his training with KPMG in Limerick; and also holds a Degree in Civil Engineering from University College Cork. Being from a finance background, Tom is driven by detail. He believes in taking time to go through detail and sense checking with both employees and clients. Tom spent 11 years working in Dell’s finance department, supporting manufacturing and services operations. Immediately prior to joining Actavo he was Finance Director for a private property development company, and worked with an Irish owned EPC company supporting their operations in Qatar.

Director of Service

Kay Bailey

Previously held a variety of senior positions with Boeing: Customer Development Field Service- Boeing Commercial Airlines, Senior Project Manager-Global Fleet Care, Regional Sales Manager-Boeing Flight Training and laterally Sales Director-Boeing Global Services.  Kay joined PSE as Service Manager in early 2021.


Michael Byrnes

1978-2000 staff lecturer at the College of Business, Public Policy & Law at NUI, Galway.  Founded Irish Business Manuals, publishing business handbooks for owner-managers, including Small Business Management, an Irish non-fiction bestseller.  Worked as a financial and strategy consultant with numerous state development agencies.  Also, overseas – in Russia on behalf of the EU, in Saudi Arabia and in the US.  At PSE, responsible for strategy delineation and execution, and systems design, development and implementation.

Director of Sales

Keith Edwards

Keith is the Director of Sales with 17 years of experience in the Electrical and Power industry. He specialises in power generation and protection and is responsible for leading a dedicated sales team. Keith has worked in management roles with the electrical industry for many years and prides himself on his ability to provide customers with an excellent sales experience. He is a powerful force in the workplace and uses his positive attitude and tireless energy to encourage others to work hard and succeed.

Director of HSEQ

John Hurley

John has extensive experience managing Health and Safety in a variety of sectors, including telecommunications, construction, food and manufacturing.  He works collaboratively with site and project managers monitoring and implementing Environmental Health and Safety ‘best practice’.