Speakers

Bethan Winter

System operation manager - Wales & West Utilities

Bethan has nearly 20 years’ experience in the gas industry having joined Transco in 1997. She joined Wales and West Utilities in 2009 when control centre activities moved across from National Grid after network sales and now heads up the read more
Carol Morgan-Jones Wales Energy Conference

Carole Morgan-Jones

Director - NEA Cymru

Carole joined NEA Cymru in March 2012. She leads a team of five in Wales. Her role is to promote and represent NEA’s interests to the National Assembly, local government and private and voluntary sector agencies. She is also responsible for leading read more
Chris Clarke Wales Energy Conference

Chris Clarke

Director of asset management & HS&E - Wales & West Utilities

A chartered engineer and experienced operations manager, Chris has over 25 years’ experience within the UK gas industry. This has included posts in planning, design, and construction prior to becoming head of HS&E for the newly formed Wales & West read more

David Jones

Project director - Marine Energy Wales

David has worked in project management for over 15 years, specialising in coastal and marine cross sector partnership working. His expertise lies in mediating between a wide range of potentially conflicting interests, identifying innovative management solutions and providing bespoke business read more
David Wright Wales Energy Conference

David Wright

Director of electricity transmission in the UK & group chief engineer for electricity - National Grid

David Wright, NGET Board member, chair of electricity transmission owner and global chief engineer for electricity. David is responsible for maintaining and expanding the electricity transmission network in England & Wales to deliver safe, reliable and efficient electricity supplies and read more

Dr Jeffrey Hardy

Senior research fellow - Grantham Institute, Imperial College London

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

Frances Warburton

Director, energy system transition - Ofgem

Frances joined Ofgem in January 2015 and is the partner for energy systems integration, with responsibility for the integration and transition of energy systems. This involves overseeing all aspects of network charging and access across the electricity and gas networks read more
Jane Forshaw Wales Energy Conference

Jane Forshaw

Project director: green growth Wales - Local Partnerships LLP

Jane Forshaw is a project director with Local Partnerships delivering a Welsh Government programme called Green Growth Wales, which accelerates the delivery of energy projects for the public sector. Prior to that she was director of environment at Cardiff Council read more

Jennifer Kelly

Project manager - Natural Resources Wales

Jennifer is an experienced project manager with a demonstrated history of working in the environment sector. She has strong programme and project management skills in sustainable development, technology needs analysis, cross-functional collaborations, carbon management, and environmental impact assessment. Jennifer currently read more

Jon Maddy

Senior lecturer & hydrogen centre manager - University of South Wales

Jon Maddy is a senior lecturer and the director of the University of South Wales’ Hydrogen R&D Centre at Baglan, where he leads the University’s R&D activities on electrolytic hydrogen production, hydrogen energy storage, thermochemical hydrogen production and purification, hydrogen read more

Kevin Bygate

CEO of SPECIFIC Innovation and Knowledge Centre - Swansea University

Kevin Bygate has been instrumental in driving the vision of ‘Buildings as Power Stations’ and is passionate about nucleating this activity out of Wales to deliver maximum economic and environmental benefits, for “UK PLC”. He has held a number of read more

Prof Jianzhong Wu

Professor of engineering - University of Cardiff

Jianzhong Wu is a professor of multi-vector energy systems at Cardiff University, researching smart grid and energy infrastructure. He has contributed to more than 40 EU, EPSRC and industry funded projects as a principal investigator or a co-investigator. Particularly he read more
Prys Davies Wales Energy Conference

Prys Davies

Deputy director, energy, water & flood - Welsh Government

As deputy director for energy, water and flood in the Welsh Government since May 2012, Prys has lead responsibility for energy policy, water policy and flood and coastal erosion risk management, and forms part of the senior management team for read more

Robert Proctor

Business development manager - Community Energy Wales

Robert Proctor is the business development manager of Community Energy Wales.  He has worked in the community energy sector for over 3 years and in the community sector supporting action on climate change for 10 years.  Community Energy Wales have read more
Roger Hey Wales Energy Conference

Roger Hey

Future networks manager - Western Power Distribution

Roger has worked in the energy industry for over 20 years.  Originally joining East Midlands Electricity, industry changes have led to positions in Powergen, E.ON and now Western Power Distribution, part of the NYSE listed PPL group. He initially trained read more

Ron Loveland

Energy advisor to the Welsh Government

Prof Ron Loveland is a very experienced member of the senior civil service with a strong technology background who has worked extensively at the industry/government interface on technology, innovation, enterprise and energy related matters over the last 35 years. Following tenure as director of sustainable read more
Stephen Stewart Wales Energy Conference

Stephen Stewart

SP manweb director - SP Energy Networks (N.Wales)

Stephen Stewart has worked within the SP Group for more than 30 years, gaining a wealth of experience in a number of different roles, including asset management, planning, and delivering large scale investment programmes. In 2015, he took up the read more