Company: Western Power Distribution
Job title: CEO
Phil Swift joined WPD in 1992 (then SWEB) following experience in the aerospace industry and graduating as an engineer. After serving as Distribution Team Manager, Plymouth, a number of further senior management roles followed in metering and operational delivery. He became Network Services Manager for WPD’s South West region, and later West Midlands, when he was a senior member of the transition team following WPD’s acquisition of Central Networks (Midlands licence areas). In July 2013, he was appointed to the Board as Operations Director. He was responsible for the business’s network services, innovation programme, design and development, logistics and safety activities. He became Chief Executive in November 2018.
Live interview series: Has Covid-19 altered where utilities businesses should focus their innovation efforts and resources? 3:45 pm
day: 21 October 2020