Jane Dennett-Thorpe

Deputy director, decarbonisation and energy transition - Ofgem

Jane is Deputy Director for the Net Zero Transition at Ofgem, the GB energy regulator. She led on Ofgem’s 2020 Decarbonisation Action Plan, setting out for the first time the regulator’s upcoming actions on decarbonisation, and is now helping to read more

John Russell

Senior director of strategy, finance and infrastructure - Ofwat

Before John joined Ofwat, he worked in Shell’s group strategy and business environment teams. Prior to working at Shell John was Chief Operating Officer for Infrastructure UK in HM Treasury. There he developed the UK’s first National Infrastructure Plan. He read more

Chris Burchell

Managing director - SSEN Distribution

Chris joined SSE in November 2020 as the MD for SSEN Distribution from Arriva, where he served as Managing Director – UK Trains for six years. He began his career at Railtrack in 1996 and following a period as an read more

Christine McGourty

CEO - Water UK

Christine McGourty joined Water UK as Chief Executive in December 2019. She has extensive experience in regulated industries nationally and internationally, previously leading the corporate affairs functions at Centrica, British Gas and Energy UK, as well as serving as a read more

Chintan Patel

Chief technology officer & engineering director - Cisco UK & Ireland

Passionate about building diverse high performing teams that drive business impact using innovative digital technology. As CTO, Chinan Patel works with Cisco's major clients and partners. He leads a 200+ strong community of engineers, architects, and technical leaders. His work read more

Lucy Yu

CEO - Octopus Energy's Centre for Net Zero

Lucy Yu is CEO at Octopus Energy’s Centre for Net Zero, a world-leading open research lab developing data-driven modelling and simulation to provide decision makers with the timely, trusted and relevant insights needed to realise faster, fairer and more affordable read more

Jeff Hardy

Senior research fellow, Faculty of Natural Sciences - The Grantham Institute for Climate Change

Dr Jeff Hardy is a Senior Research Fellow at the Grantham Institute - Climate Change and the Environment at Imperial College London, where he researches what the future low carbon energy system might look like, how people will engage with read more

Iain McGuffog

Director of strategy and regulation - Bristol Water

Director of Strategy & Regulation Iain McGuffog took up the post of Director of Strategy and Regulation at Bristol Water and joined its Executive team in October 2017. Iain heads up the strategy and regulatory directorate and shapes the long read more

Rebecca Sedler

Director of policy and regulation - EDF

Rebecca Sedler is the Corporate Policy & Regulation Director at EDF in the UK, responsible for developing strategy and policy across its businesses including Customers, Nuclear and Renewables. Having built a career in energy since leaving university, Rebecca is passionate read more

Jo Harrison

Director of environment, planning and innovation - United Utilities

Jo has worked for United Utilities since 1998. In her current role she is accountable for leading our environmental and asset strategy for the business for the next 25 years; including developing and strengthening the company’s approach to asset management, read more

Yasmin Ali

Energy innovation programme manager - BEIS

Yasmin Ali is a chartered engineer and an energy innovation programme manager at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), supporting technical solutions to reduce the UK's greenhouse gas emissions. Prior to joining government, she worked in conventional read more

Professor Krzysztof Koziol

Head of Composites Centre - Cranfield University

Krzysztof holds a Chair in Composites Engineering at Cranfield University. As the Head of the Enhanced Composites and Structures Centre he is leading a unique team of scientists and engineers; he is currently overseeing more than 60 projects across advanced read more

Tim Lord

Senior fellow, net zero - Tony Blair Institute for Global Change

Tim leads work on net zero and climate change for TBI. He has almost 20 years’ experience working on climate, energy and industrial policy, most recently as Director responsible for the UK government’s decarbonisation strategy.

Lisa Gahan

Regulatory director - South West Water

Henrietta Stock

Energy and carbon manager - SES Water

Henrietta Stock is Energy & Carbon Manager at SES Water, responsible for all aspects of energy-efficiency, energy procurement, carbon reduction and carbon reporting. She is responsible for the development and delivery of the company’s Net Zero Carbon Routemap published in read more

Ben Burggraaf

Head of energy - Dwr Cymru Welsh Water

Ben Burggraaf received his MSc in Mechanical Engineering from Twente University in 2003 and became a Charter Engineer with the Institute of Mechanical Engineers in 2008. He worked at Corus/Tata Steel for 12 years. Initially working at the research & read more

Gordon Reid

General manager, net zero - Scottish Water

Gordon has a background in the petrochemical and water sectors. He has worked across all stages of the asset life cycle including strategy, design and construct through to operations and maintenance. His current role is focussed on responding to the read more

Ian Cameron

Head of customer service and innovation - UK Power Networks

Ian Cameron has over 20 years’ international experience in the electricity distribution networks industry. His background is in network operation, capital construction and connections, with a specific focus on renewable energy and system optimisation, this focus is supported through his read more

David Riley

Head of carbon neutrality - Anglian Water

David Riley is the Head of Carbon Neutrality within Anglian Water responsible for developing and implementing energy and carbon strategies for one of the largest water companies in the UK and also chair of the Water UK Carbon Working Group read more

Matthew Goldberg

Environmental assurance manager - National Grid

Matthew is a Chartered Environmentalist with the Society for Environment and Member of IEMA, with 15+ years’ experience of environmental audit, assurance and subject matter expert advice in the energy industries. He has been with National Grid for over four read more

Simon Markall

Deputy director of external relations - Energy UK

Simon is the Deputy Director of External Affairs at Energy UK. His focus is on how to improve communications with consumers to promote the benefits of tackling climate change, while highlighting the role the UK energy sector has in meeting read more

Bridget Hartley

Head of strategy, gas transmission - National Grid

Bridget has over 25 years experience in the gas industry having worked in both gas distribution and transmission in a range of operational and strategic leadership roles. Most recently Bridget has been involved in GT’s RIIO2 business plan, leading the read more

Mike Keil

Director of policy, research and campaigns - CCW

Mike spent the first part of his career at the Met Office, during which time he completed his PhD in modelling the stratosphere. In 2007 he joined Ofwat as its first head of climate change policy. Mike moved to Severn read more

Dan Green

Head of sustainability and innovation - Wessex Water

Dan Green is Head of Sustainability and Innovation at Wessex Water Services Ltd. His team oversees Wessex Water's sustainability strategy, net zero carbon work and the company’s innovation & research programme. A geographer by training, Dan's work at Wessex Water has also read more

Jane Gray

Content director - Utility Week