Speakers

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

Barry Hatton

Director asset management - UK Power Networks

Barry Hatton is Director Asset Management for UK Power Networks. He joined the electricity industry in 1981 after graduating from Imperial College and has over thirty seven years’ experience in the operations and management of electricity distribution networks. In his read more

Dr David Joffe

Team leader- economy wide analysis - Committee on Climate Change

David leads the Central Analysis team at the CCC, where he’s worked since 2007. He led the Committee’s recent Hydrogen Review and prior to his current role, he led the team on buildings and industry. David has lead responsibility within 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

Charles Wood

Policy manager - Energy UK

As Policy Manager for New Energy Services & Heat at Energy UK, Charles brings together experience in energy, technology and transport policy to progress the energy industry transition. As Heat, Transport, Power and Industry become even further linked in decarbonisation read more

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

Anna Lewis

Innovation project manager - Kaluza

Anna is an innovation project manager at Kaluza, an OVO Company. Currently working across multiple UK and European wide, smart grid and heat, projects and partnerships. Anna has past experience in the energy retail sector and community energy projects, and 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

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

Chris Barron

Principle consultant – hydrogen lead - Costain

Chris Barron is the hydrogen lead for Costain. He is a highly respected figure in the UK gas sector and has worked in the gas distribution and transmission networks for the last 35 years. Recently Chris has been heavily engaged read more

John Armstrong

Head of city energy - E.ON UK

John Armstrong is head of city energy for E.ON UK. He has worked at E.ON for thirteen years, joining the company after completing a degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Birmingham and gaining a global energy MBA from read more

Richard Miller

Director of consultancy & associate director - Miller-Klein Associates & Future Cities Catapult

Richard Miller has 40 years’ practical experience in innovation and sustainability across multiple industry sectors. He is a Founder Director of consulting company Miller-Klein Associates Ltd, and Associate Director of the Future Cities Catapult. While working with Innovate UK he read more

Phil Sheppard

Director of gas transmission - National Grid

Phil Sheppard is the director of National Grid's UK Gas Transmission business, which builds and maintains the National Transmission System (NTS) across Great Britain. Previously Phil was director in the system operator and led the real-time operation of the British read more

Stuart Easterbrook

Future gas strategy manager - Cadent

Stuart’s focus is communicating the central role the existing gas networks can play in presenting the least cost, least disruptive solutions for heat, transport and power, to successfully meet the challenges of decarbonisation and clean air. Efficient cross utility engagement read more

Steve Atkins

Strategic lead - SSEN

Steve is the strategic lead for SSEN’s transition to DSO and coordinates the company’s input to the ENA’s Open Networks project. He has worked with SSEN for 5 years and prior to this role was the Commercial Contract Manager for read more

Bindi Patel

Head of scheme - Heat Customer Protection

Bindi Patel is the Head of Scheme at Heat Trust, a not-for-profit customer protection scheme that seeks to drive-up standards in the heat network sector by setting consistent customer service standards, providing independent redress via the Energy Ombudsman, and promoting read more

Tom Thackray

Director of infrastructure and energy policy - CBI

Tom Thackray leads the organisation’s policy work on infrastructure and energy, aiming to improve business connectivity and ensuring the UK maintains a secure, affordable and low-carbon supply of energy. In his time at the CBI Tom has held a variety read more

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

Angus McIntosh

Director of energy futures - SGN

Angus is the director of energy futures at SGN, having taken up the role in July 2018. He is also the project director for a range of projects, including the real-time networks project, which aims to develop an energy model read more

Ian Manders

Energy in buildings policy consultant

Ian has been active in energy in buildings policy and delivery for many years, including as the UK energy policy advisor at the Danish Embassy London, deputy director of the Association for the Conservation of Energy (ACE) and then of read more

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