Speakers

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Martin Cave

Chairman - Ofgem

Martin Cave is Chair of the UK Gas & Electricity Markets Authority (GEMA).  Martin Cave has worked in government and academia as an economist specialising in the regulation of network industries and in competition law.  From 2012 to 2018 he read more

Joanna Whittington

Director general - energy and security - BEIS

Joanna Whittington became Director General, Energy and Security at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on 8 October 2018. Joanna was the Chief Executive Officer at the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) from January 2016. She joined read more

Keith Anderson

Chief executive - Scottish Power

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

Michael Lewis

Chief executive - Eon

Michael Lewis is chief executive officer 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 read more

Mike Lockett

Chief Commercial Officer (Power), Uniper Group, and Uniper UK Country Chairman

Mike Lockett holds the dual of role of Chief Commercial Office (Power) for the Uniper Group and Uniper UK Country Chairman. Mike has worked in various engineering and commercial roles since joining the UK electricity industry in 1997.  A chartered electrical read more

Lawrence Slade

Chief executive - Energy UK

Lawrence Slade is the chief executive of Energy UK, taking up post in July 2015. Lawrence was Energy UK's first chief operating officer when it was formed in 2012 and had specific executive responsibility for all energy supply activities including read more

Paul Spence

Director of strategy and corporate affairs - EDF Energy

Paul was appointed to the EDF Energy Executive Team in January 2009. He leads activity on Energy Policy, Strategy, Branding, External Communications, Sustainability, Digital Futures, and Legal Affairs. He chairs EDF Energy’s R&D centre in the UK and sits on read more

Suleman Alli

Director of safety, strategy and support services - UK Power Networks

Suleman joined UK Power Networks in May 2015 as director of safety, strategy & support services from Accenture where he was a managing director, leading the utility network operations practice in the UK. Suleman has 15 years’ utilities experience, delivering read more

Laura Sandys

Chair, Energy data task force, and Chief executive, Challenging Ideas

Laura Sandys runs the 21st Century Energy Regulatory Commission with Imperial College and is Deputy Chair of the Food Standards Agency.  She is on the CCUS Council and Taskforce as well as having served as a member of the Advisory read more

Nina Skorupska

Chief executive - REA

Dr Nina Skorupska joined the REA as its chief executive on 29 July 2013. Under her leadership, the REA broadened its remit in 2015 to include energy infrastructure technologies members, such as energy storage, that support the deployment of renewables. Skorupska read more

Tom Glover

Chief commercial officer - RWE Generation and RWE Supply & Trading

Tom is an Executive Board member of RWE Supply & Trading GmbH and RWE Generation S.E. and RWE UK Country Chair. Tom is also the designated Chief Commercial Officer for the new RWE Renewables board – the company that will read more

Sarah Merrick

Chief executive - Ripple Energy

Sarah set up Ripple to make clean energy ownership affordable and accessible for everyone. Ripple is a clean energy ownership platform which will enable household consumers to collectively own large scale clean energy assets (initially new subsidy free wind farms) read more

Gail Scholes

Chief executive - Robin Hood Energy

With over 30 years’ experience in the energy industry, Gail Scholes was tasked by Nottingham City Council to create a local energy company from scratch. As part of the 2015 Nottingham Labour manifesto pledge the vision to bring low cost read more

Mark Neller

Director, Energy Advisory - Arup

With a background in engineering Mark Neller has twenty years’ experience within the energy sector. He began his career in the gas industry working both up and downstream of the meter, including responsibility for the gas emergency call-out service in read more

Ed Syson

Chief strategy and safety officer - Cadent

After gaining his Masters in Engineering Science from Oxford University, Ed spent more than eight years working for the National Air Traffic Services Ltd (NATS). In 2001 Ed joined National Grid Group Strategy as a Senior Strategist. Ed then moved to read more

Benjamin Grunfeld

Managing director - Navigant

Benjamin Grunfeld is a Managing Director in the Energy Practice at Navigant. He provides strategic advice and analytical expertise to utilities, independent power companies, regulators, and governments. He has considerable experience in the areas of utility strategy and operations, generation and transmission read more

Sam Williams

Director and Co-founder - Economic Insight

Sam Williams is a director and co-founder of Economic Insight, a leading economics consultancy firm.  Sam specialises in providing regulatory and competition law advice across a wide range of industries, including water, airports, telecoms and energy.  He is widely known read more

David Joffe

Team leader- economy wide analysis - Committee on Climate Change

David leads the Central Analysis team at the CCC, where he’s worked since 2007. He led the Committee’s recent Hydrogen Review and prior to his current role, he led the team on buildings and industry. David has lead responsibility within read more

David Gill

Head of customer energy solutions - Northern Gas Networks

David Gill is Head of Customer Energy Solutions at Northern Gas Networks. He joined the company as Head of Stakeholder Relations in April 2012 and moved into the role of Director of Stakeholder Relations in 2013. He has over 35 years’ read more

Alice Brett

Senior policy researcher - Citizens Advice

Alice Brett is currently a Senior Policy Researcher in the Citizens Advice Energy team, having joined the team in 2016. She project manages the Future Energy Consumers work and drives the domestic retail market insight function.  Alice's main focus is on read more

Suzanne Heneghan

Print editor - Utility Week

Suzanne is Acting Editor at Utility Week, overseeing its daily news, features and campaign coverage online and in print, and developing the content and digital agenda for core Utility Week issues. A former UK regional newspaper editor, Suzanne has more read more

Hedd Roberts

Head of customer solutions - National Grid Electricity Transmission

Hedd is responsible for ensuring National Grid’s Electricity Transmission business delivers an excellent customer and stakeholder experience.  This includes the development of innovative transmission solutions which reduce costs and lead times.  After starting his career in South Wales with British read more

Dan Hopkinson

Director of data and transformation - Electralink

Dan joined ElectraLink in March 2016 to focus on the development of the Data Transfer Network (DTN) and associated data services. Recently Dan has been concentrating on the development of the Energy Market Data Hub (EMDH) through the creation of read more

Adrian Letts

Chief executive - Ovo Energy Retail

Adrian Letts joined OVO in February 2019 as the CEO of OVO’s retail energy business. Prior to OVO, Adrian was the Managing Director of Tesco Online, the world's largest online grocery business. At Tesco, Adrian was responsible for all of Tesco’s read more
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