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.

Philip has held a number of positions during his time at BP, with a focus on building new businesses, deploying innovative technologies, understanding changing market structures and working with both consumers and industrial customers.

He has been involved in developing policy positions and has worked with a diverse range of external stakeholders. He was an active advocate for the Biofuels sector and engaged with policy makers and opinion leaders in Brussels, Washington and Whitehall.

Philip was a member of the Strategic Advisory Board of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and was on the Governing Board of the Energy Biosciences Institute. He has a MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford.

Energy Systems Catapult

The Energy Systems Catapult is a leading technology and innovation centre set up to help the UK navigate the transformation of our whole energy system and capture the new commercial opportunities created (covering electricity, heat and combustible gases).