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Meet the executive committee.


Michael Gibson

Managing Director

After graduating from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2006, Mike Gibson joined a FTSE 250 UK Construction company (Balfour Beatty). Mike worked in several areas mostly focused on mobilisation, transition and operations. 

From 2013, Mike worked for ENGIE, a multinational energy and services and regeneration company, in several roles within the public sector division, leading operational service transformation, before being appointed as Partnership Director for ENGIE’s ten-year services, energy and property partnership with Kingston Upon Thames Council in 2014.

At the end of 2016 Mike was appointed Managing Director of Qwest Services, a joint venture organisation between ENGIE UK and Cheshire West and Cheshire Council, delivering a range of services across the borough. Mike remains a company director.

In mid-2019 Mike was appointed to his current position as Managing Director at Storengy UK, part of the ENGIE group. He is passionate about the role that business can play in improving the local area, improving educational links to industry, creating a more inclusive economy and stimulating greater prosperity for everyone that lives, works and visits the north west.

Mike is also: a board member of the Mid-Cheshire Development Board; deputy chair of a local primary school board of governors; an LEP enterprise advisor for a local high school; and a business leader for the 2019 West Cheshire Poverty Truth Commission.

Teresa Zhao

Head of Finance and Company Secretary

Terasa joined Storengy UK in November 2019. Teresa has 18 years of international experience in finance and brings a wealth of financial and team management expertise to the role of Head of Finance and Company Secretary. Teresa was with General Electric (GE) for 13 years. Her most recent role was at Sirius Well Manufacturing Services, a JV between Royal Dutch Shell and China National Petroleum Corporation. 

Benoit Enault

Head of Business Development & Marketing

Benoit Enault was appointed to his current role in July 2016 following 14 years working for ENGIE. For the gas transmission affiliate of ENGIE in France, Benoit has been in charge of several transformation projects that aimed at expanding the capabilities of the asset and at optimising the management of gas flows at the central dispatching. He then moved on to the storage business in Germany where he centralised and streamlined commercial operations following the acquisition of storage sites.

Alan Leadbetter

Technical Director

Alan Leadbetter was recruited by Storengy in 2008 to manage the delivery of the Stublach Gas Storage Project. Taking the Stublach site from a green field to the largest underground gas storage facility in the UK. Alan is now focussing on Business Development projects specialising in hydrogen. Formerly working for National Nuclear Corporation, Chloride, ICI and Ineos, Alan has a wide range of engineering and project experience.

Stewart Gilby

Head of Operations

Stewart joined Storengy UK in May 2018, managing the Operations, Maintenance and Engineering Teams at the Stublach site. Stewart is a Chartered Chemical Engineer and has previously worked for BOC Gases, Eli Lilly and EDF Energy in various operational and process related roles over the past 22 years in Industrial Gases manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals, Nuclear Power Generation and for the last 12 years in Salt Cavity Gas Storage.

Graham Clarke

Head of Business Services