Phil Jones

Phil Jones

Company: Northern Powergrid

Job title: CEO


Phil Jones is the president and chief executive of Northern Powergrid – a Berkshire Hathaway Energy company – and has been in the electricity distribution sector since 1993. He is a chartered electrical engineer and progressed through a number of technical and managerial roles in Yorkshire Electricity prior to the merger with Northern Electric in 2001. He joined the board of the combined companies in 2002 and became president in 2006. Phil remains actively involved in policy development at a national level in the UK, having serving on advisory groups that advise the UK Government and the energy regulator, Ofgem, on the development of networks for low carbon economy, sustainable development and consumer protection. He is currently chair of the Energy Networks Association, and has in the past served as president of the Institute of Asset Management, chairman of the Yorkshire and Humber Regional Council of the Confederation of British Industry. In 2007 he was awarded an OBE for his services to the energy industry. In his local community in Yorkshire, Jones serves as a trustee of the 5 Towns Christian Fellowship Trust and as chairman of the Pontefract Academies Trust, an 8-school multi-academy trust.


Panel discussion: Impact of the regulatory and political framework on build back better 12:10 pm

• What support is needed from government and regulators to enable utilities to build back better? • Do we have the right regulatory framework? • What needs to change post-COVID to make utilities more attractive to investors? • Affordability vs investing for the long-term – who pays?Read more

day: 20 October 2020