Members

Co-chair

Dr Martin Grant FREng

CEO - Energy & ERP Industry-side Co-chair
Atkins

Following several years as the Managing Director of Atkins’ Oil & Gas division, Martin has been the Chief Executive Officer of Atkins’ Energy business since 2009. Following Atkins continuous involvement with ERP over the last 6 years, Martin was appointed industry co-chair in October 2016.

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Professor Julian Allwood

Reader in Engineering
University of Cambridge

Julian Allwood leads the Low Carbon and Materials Processing research group in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge.

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Carl Arntzen

Managing Director
Bosch Thermotechnology Ltd

Carl joined Worcester Bosch Group in 1984. Following national and international roles throughout the Sales, Marketing and Service organisation he was appointed Managing Director in October 2011.

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Dr Peter Bance

CEO
Origami Energy Ltd

In January 2014, Peter became CEO of Origami Energy, an ambitious high-growth business developing an innovative technology platform for the intelligent active management of distributed energy assets.

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Dr Masao Chaki

Chief Researcher
Hitachi Europe Ltd

Masao Chaki has held the position of Chief Researcher of Transportation, Energy and Environment Research Laboratory, at the European R&D Centre, Hitachi Europe Ltd. since October, 2013.

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Derek Grieve

Executive Leader – Systems & Projects Engineering
GE Energy Power Conversion

Derek was appointed to the position of Director Technology, Converteam Northern Europe in 2004 and in May 2012, was appointed to the position of Executive Leader – Systems & Projects Engineering.

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Professor Neville Jackson FREng

Chief Technology & Innovation Officer
Ricardo plc

Neville Jackson is responsible for developing the future global vision of automotive and energy technology at Ricardo and for the strategy, planning and execution of research and development.

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Dr Ron Loveland

Energy Advisor to the Welsh Government
Welsh Government

Dr Loveland’s energy and industrial pollution-prevention teams are engaged in championing a rapid transition in Wales to a low carbon, clean and sustainable economy.

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Kathryn Magnay

Head of Energy
EPSRC

Kathryn Magnay is Head of Energy at EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) and as such heads the RCUK (Research Councils UK) Energy Programme.

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Ali Naini

Managing Director
Turquoise International

Ali specialises in finance for energy and environment. He is the Founder Director of Turquoise International.

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Philip New

CEO
Energy Systems Catapult

Prior to joining the Energy Systems Catapult, Philip New was the CEO of BP Alternative Energy, which was made up of a portfolio of operating and developmental renewable energy businesses.

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Rob Saunders

Head of Energy
InnovateUK

Rob Saunders has led the energy programme at the Technology Strategy Board since January 2013 following 18 months leading funding of the offshore renewables area, setting up business-led innovation programmes in wind, wave & tidal energy.

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Jason Shipstone

Head of R&D
Drax Power Ltd.

As Head of R&D for the Drax Group, Jason leads a team responsible for the ongoing research into future technologies and their potential application within all aspects of the power sector.

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Philip Sellwood

Chief Executive Officer
Energy Saving Trust

Philip Sellwood has been the Chief Executive of the Energy Saving Trust since 2003 and has had an extensive commercial career in the Retail, Food and Private Equity markets.

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Dr Robert Sorrell

Group Head of Technology
BP

Robert Sorrell is BP’s Vice President for Public Partnerships. He is also the Associate Director for the BP International Centre for Advanced Materials.

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Alan Thomson

Director, Global Leader Energy Systems
Arup

Alan leads the global Energy Systems business stream at Arup working closely with colleagues around the world to deliver complex integrated energy projects in supply, network and demand applications. This is one of the three Arup energy business streams along with Energy Advisory and Energy Structures.

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Andrew Wright

Finance Director
Ofgem

Andrew is Group Finance Director at Ofgem. Andrew joined Ofgem in January 2008 with more than 25 years of experience in the gas and electricity sector, most recently at UBS where he was a senior equity research analyst covering UK utilities.

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David Wright

Director - Electricity Transmission Asset Management
National Grid

David joined National Grid in 1992 as an electrical engineer and has worked his way up to his current position as Director Electricity Transmission Asset Management.

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