Professor Paul Monks BSc, DPhil, FRMetS, FRSC

Chief Scientific Advisor & ERP Public-side Co-chair
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

Professor Paul Monks is Chief Scientific Adviser of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
Prior to joining the department, he was Pro-Vice Chancellor and Head of College of Science and Engineering at the University of Leicester, where he remains a Professor in Atmospheric Chemistry and Earth Observation Science.

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Alan Thomson

Director, Global Leader Energy Systems, Global Energy Skills Leader & ERP Industry-side Co-chair

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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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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Andy McDonald

Head of Low Carbon Transition
Scottish Enterprise

In 2019 Andy became the Head of Low Carbon at Scottish Enterprise, the national economic development agency, leading teams delivering Scottish Enterprise support for the growth of the Low Carbon Economy in Scotland, working closely with public and private sector partners, regionally, nationally and globally to address climate change around the theme of Climate Opportunity.

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Andy Myatt

Director, Sales & Marketing Hitachi ABB Power Grids

Andy has more than 30 years experience working in the power engineering Sector, having originally started his career as a protection engineer.  Since then he has continued to operate in the technology supply arena, holding a variety of technical, commercial, operational and business leadership roles associated with supply of power network technologies to a range of clients both in the UK and globally.

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Chris Clarke

Energy Strategy Director
Wales & West Utilities

A Chartered Engineer and experienced operations manager, Chris has over 30 years’ experience within the UK energy industry and is currently the Director of Asset Management, Safety and Environment at Wales & West Utilities.
Chris is responsible for the asset investment and system operation teams and has recently led multiple research projects on the lowest cost pathway to decarbonise heat.

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David Green

Energy & Environment R&D Leader
Hitachi Europe

David Green is Hitachi Europe’s Energy & Environment R&D leader, developing solutions in electrification, transport (particularly electric vehicles), industrial decarbonisation, hydrogen, energy asset management and carbon management.

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Dr David Joffe

Head of Modelling
Committee on Climate Change

David has been with the CCC since it started in 2007, Managing the Committee’s central mitigation team and leading the preparation of new advice to Government on the sixth carbon budget. Also overseeing the CCC’s energy infrastructure team, focusing on a range of whole-economy integrated energy issues.

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David Wright FREng

Director - Electricity Transmission and Chief Electricity Engineer National Grid
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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Sarah Long CEng, ChPP

leading Atkin's/SNC-Lavalin's strategy for delivery of low carbon projects.

Throughout her career Sarah has championed support for women in Engineering roles and is passionate about the wider diversity agenda.  She has led much of Atkins offering on STEM work with schools in the past and is now focusing on education related to Net Zero.

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Dr Peter Bance

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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Peter Bingham

Chief Engineer

Peter joined Ofgem in 2017 as Chief Engineer, he is a chartered engineer with over 25 years’ experience in the energy sector, mainly working for National Grid in a variety of leadership roles.

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Philip New

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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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 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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