Ian Funnell

Ian Funnell

Company: Hitachi ABB Power Grids

Job title: CEO


Ian Funnell is a graduate of Aberdeen University in Engineering Science. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering & Technology, a Fellow of the Institute of Directors, the CBI North West’s Chair and a Covid Recovery Commission Commissioner. Ian Funnell has had a long and distinguished career in the global energy sector. He started in the UK utility sector, joining ABB originally in 1999, in manufacturing, utility and global oil & gas sectors. He re-joined the UK utilities sector in 2008 as the Director of Major Projects and later as the Managing Director of Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission plc. Ian re-joined ABB in November 2012, holding a number of leadership roles, most latterly as Managing Director of ABB in the UK from January 2015. He was appointed CEO for Hitachi ABB Power Grids in the UK and Ireland in July 2020.


Panel discussion: What does it mean to be a resilient utilities business post-Covid? 4:10 pm

• What can be learnt from the response to the pandemic and what will its impact be? • What does resilience look like in a post-COVID world? • What is the best way to value and benchmark resilience as an industry? • Workforce of the future – what role will tech play in delivering efficient…Read more

day: 21 October 2020