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Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP

Minister for Business Energy and Clean Growth - BEIS

Kwasi Kwarteng was appointed Minister of State at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on 24 July 2019. Kwasi was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Department for Exiting the European Union from 16 November 2018 to read more

Marvin Rees

Mayor of Bristol

Marvin Rees was elected mayor in May 2016. He began his working life with Tearfund, one of the UK’s leading international development agencies. He went on to spend time working in the US with Sojourners, a Washington D.C. based social read more

Rachel Fletcher

CEO - Ofwat

Rachel joined Ofwat as Chief Executive in January 2018. She aims to improve the performance, affordability, sustainability, resilience and corporate behaviours of the water sector and to position the sector to address the strategic challenges associated with climate change and population read more

Jonathan Brearley

CEO - Ofgem

Jonathan Brearley became Ofgem's Chief Executive Officer on 3 February 2020. This follows his previous appointment as our Executive Director for Systems and Networks in April 2018. He has wide-ranging energy sector experience, having led Electricity Market Reform as the read more

Colin Matthews

Non-Executive Chairman - EDF Energy

Previously, Colin was appointed Chair of the Highways Agency in July 2014, he was also Chief Executive of Heathrow Airport (formerly BAA), a Non-Executive Director at Johnson Matthey PLC and Non-Executive Chairman at Renewi PLC. From 1 November 2017 he read more

Peter Simpson

CEO - Anglian Water Group

Peter has been Chief Executive of Anglian Water Group since October 2013; his previous roles include Managing Director of Anglian Water from January 2010 and Chief Operating Officer from 2004. He is a founding member, and now co-chair, of the read more

Fiona Howarth

CEO - Octopus Electric Vehicles

Keith Anderson

CEO - ScottishPower

Keith is Chief Executive Officer for ScottishPower and he also sits on the ScottishPower Board, where he was appointed in February 2012. Keith has full responsibility for the Company’s activities in the UK including the £5.3bn investment plan to 2022 designed read more

Basil Scarsella

Chief Executive Officer - UK Power Networks

Basil Scarsella is the Chief Executive Officer of UK Power Networks, owned by the Cheung Kong Group, which is the largest Distribution Network Operator in the UK, distributing electricity to over eight million homes and businesses across London, the South read more

Susan Davy

CEO - Pennon Group

Susan joined the Board on 1 February 2015. She is a member of the Sustainability Committee and the Pennon Executive. Susan is a graduate qualified chartered accountant with 20 years’ experience in the utility sector. Prior to her current appointment read more

Colin Crooks

CEO - Shell Energy Retail

Colin is an experienced leader with 25 years in the Downstream Oil business and now as CEO of Shell's consumer energy business in the UK. His expertise extends across Trading & Supply, Sales & Marketing, Strategy, Finance and R&D.

Michael Lewis


Michael Lewis is CEO of E.ON UK plc. He has worked in the energy industry for almost twenty-five years in businesses operating across Europe and North America. He holds a degree in mechanical engineering, and an MSc in pollution and read more

Andy Mitchell CBE

CEO - Tideway

Andy Mitchell has been Chief Executive Officer of Tideway since early summer 2014. He was previously Programme Director and a board member at Crossrail. Andy has managed a number of high-profile projects both in the United Kingdom and overseas. After read more

Will Gardiner

CEO - Drax Group

Will joined Drax in 2015 as CFO and was appointed as CEO in January 2018. He has a wealth of experience in finance and technology, having held CFO and divisional Finance Director roles at a number of major companies, including read more

Colin Skellett

CEO - Wessex Water

Colin Skellett is a scientist and engineer by training and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He has worked largely in the water industry for over 45 years. As Chief Executive of Wessex Water, he took the company read more

Phil Jones

CEO - Northern Powergrid

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 read more

Jane Gray

Content Director - Utility Week

Ian Funnell

CEO - Hitachi ABB Power Grids

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. read more

Antony Elliot

Regional Vice President, EMEA North - Talend

Justine Greening

Former Secretary of State for Education - The Social Mobility Pledge

Justine Greening entered Parliament in 2005 after a career in accountancy and finance with PwC, GSK and Centrica. She represented Putney in South West London as the local MP for over 14 years until standing down in 2019. During her read more