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Speakers

Edward Syson

Chief safety and strategy officer - Cadent Gas

Emma Floyd

Deputy Director, Heat strategy and heat networks - BEIS

David Watson

Director, Group strategic planning - Centrica

David is an energy expert with nearly twenty years’ experience in the UK energy market focused in regulatory, policy and strategy roles.  His recent focus has been on decarbonisation pathways, including on heat.

Daniel Archard

Asset sustainability manager - Clarion Housing Group

Dr Tom Knowland

Head of sustainable energy and climate change - Leeds City Council

Tim Harwood

H21 programme director and head of hydrogen technologies - Northern Gas Networks

Dr Keith MacLean OBE

Managing director - Providence Policy

Keith is a Chemistry graduate and postgraduate from Heriot-Watt and Hamburg Universities, and an Honorary Fellow of Energy Policy at the University of Exeter. He has worked in a broad range of roles in the energy industry, including 20 years read more

Gareth Fenney

Head of heat and energy efficiency unit - The Scottish Government

Roy Collins

Generation policy & regulation - EDF Energy

Roy Collins is responsible for EDF Energy’s policy development on low carbon transition topics such as electric vehicles and the decarbonisation of heat. He has worked at EDF Energy since 2010, previously working on the new nuclear programme and in read more

James Kerr

Senior policy researcher - Citizens Advice

James is a Senior Policy Researcher in the Energy Networks and Systems team at Citizens Advice, representing consumers in energy networks issues such as price controls, electricity charging reform, network code changes, and the future of heat. He is a read more

Joe Howe

Executive director and professor - Thornton Energy Research Institute

Paul Sutherland

Managing director - +ADD Strategy

Adam Scorer

Chief executive - NEA

Jody Pittaway

Head of project development - SSE

Richard Barker

Adviser and investment committee member - Iona Capital

Paul Barker

Energy infrastructure manager, The Energy Service - Bristol City Council

Paul has worked for Bristol City Council for over 15 years delivering energy efficiency and renewable energy projects including the roll out of one of the largest public sector biomass boiler programmes. Since 2010, Paul has been leading on Bristol’s read more

Matt Watson

Innovation and low carbon networks engineer - Wester Power Distribution

Matt Watson is an Innovation and Low Carbon Networks Engineer at Western Power Distribution. Matt has been working for WPD since 2013, following an MEng in Integrated Engineering at Cardiff University. Since 2014 he has been leading and delivering innovation read more

Matt Lipson

Business lead - Energy Systems Catapult

Matthew Lipson is Business Leader for Consumer Insight at the UK’s Energy Systems Catapult (ESC). He helps bring industry, academia and Government together to accelerate the development of new technology-based products and services in the energy sector. Matthew has spent read more

Matt Hindle

Head of gas - Energy Networks Association

Matt Hindle is Head of Gas for the Energy Networks Association. He works with ENA’s members on issues affecting the gas transmission and distribution networks, including the future role for gas in heat, transport and energy policy more widely. Prior read more

Charlotte Owen

Policy officer - ADE

Charlotte Owen works in the Association for Decentralised Energy’s policy team as a Policy Officer with a focus on heat networks and energy efficiency. Charlotte is leading the ADE’s engagement on the future market framework for heat networks, and will read more

Dr Grant Wilson

Lecturer, School of Chemical Engineering - University of Birmingham

Oliver Lancaster

Future of energy project manager - Wales & West Utilities

Oliver Lancaster is a Future of Energy Project Manager and led the Freedom Project for Wales & West Utilities – a large scale demonstration trial of smart hybrid heating systems in the Bridgend ‘living heat lab’ in south Wales. Delivered read more

Michael French

Managing director of business and community solutions - E.On

Malcolm Arthur

Future of heat programme manager - National Grid

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