Battersea Power Station names next CEO


Battersea Power Station Development Company (BPSDC) has named Donagh O’Sullivan as its next CEO. 

Credit: Battersea Power Station.
Donagh O’Sullivan. Credit: Battersea Power Station.

O’Sullivan was previously chief executive officer of Galliard Homes between July 2017 and March 2022, having first joined the developer in 2001 as contract manager. 

Originally from County Cork, Ireland, O’Sullivan is a chartered civil engineer who started his career with Balfour Beatty in 1990.  

Before he joined Galliard, he spent the early stages of his career working on major construction projects throughout the UK. 

O’Sullivan was part of the leadership that created one of the largest mixed-use developers in the South East of England, a portfolio which included retail, offices and hotels.  

He was made group managing director at Galliard in 2012 and appointed CEO in 2017.   

During his tenure, Galliard completed more than 5,000 homes and made aggregate profits of more than £250 million. 

O’Sullivan will officially assume the role of chief executive officer on 18 June. 

He said: “I am delighted to be joining the Battersea Power Station team. I have long been an admirer of this landmark project on our wondrous London skyline.  

“The exceptional vision and extraordinary commitment shown from the shareholders and the whole Battersea Team has already delivered beyond expectations – I am very excited to have the opportunity of playing a part in the next stages of the great Battersea Power Station story.”  

The Battersea Power Station site in Wandsworth, which was originally occupied by several low-rise industrial buildings, is a decommissioned coal-fired power station located on the south bank of River Thames in Nine Elms, Battersea, now Grade II listed.  

The London landmark and surrounding area has since been overhauled into a mixed-use neighbourhood with more than 140 shops, bars and restaurants, leisure and entertainment venues, as well as offices, apartment towers and parks with more than 2,500 residents. 

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