Bill Castell

Bill Castell

Company: OVO Energy

Job title: Chief Financial Officer


Bill Castell is CFO of OVO. Bill has responsibility for the management of finances across all OVO businesses, including overseeing Risk, Legal, Tax and Property functions, as well as the Finance and Trading teams. Bill is also an NED of the Financial Ombudsman Service and a Governor of Whitgift School. He was formerly Acting CFO at Virgin Media. Bill was part of the executive team delivering innovative products to over 6 million cable and 3 million mobile customers. Bill created and launched a new One Finance strategy across Virgin ensuring an empowered team, effective capital allocation and controlled delivery. Prior to Virgin Media, Bill had a number of senior finance and operational leadership roles at Barclays, most recently as CFO of Barclays Corporate Bank. Bill started his career as an Officer in the British Army, qualified as an accountant with Deloitte and was an M&A investment banker with Goldman Sachs.


Panel discussion: perspectives on stimulating innovation and the finance required to achieve net zero 2:50 pm

Addressing the level and scale of innovation required to achieve net zero – how can we ramp up innovation given the financial constraints? Are you a fast adopter or a copier? Does the regulatory regime support or stifle innovation? What changes would be beneficial? How do you attract new talent into utilities, given the change…Read more

day: DAY ONE: 17 March 2021