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

Daniel has over 20 years of experience in the sustainable energy sector working for housing associations, the public sector and consultancy.  He has a doctorate in sustainable energy from Middlesex University. Daniel is currently Asset Sustainability Manager at Clarion Housing Group, read more

Dr Tom Knowland

Head of sustainable energy and climate change - Leeds City Council

Tom joined Leeds in 2002 to establish the Council’s Environment Unit after previous posts with Oxford City Council, Cherwell District Council and sustainable development specialists, CAG consultants. Tom is a full member and also served two years on the Council read more

Tim Harwood

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

John Armstrong

Head of operations - E.ON

John Armstrong is head of operations for E.ON’s district heating business in the UK, leading the team who maintain heating, cooling and hot water to more than 30,000 residential and commercial customers. John’s experience includes city quarter solutions, power generation read more

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

Maxine Frerk

Associate - Sustainability First

Until last year Maxine was senior partner at Ofgem responsible for all aspects of regulation of the distribution networks, including the most recent RIIO-ED1 price control. During her earlier career at Ofgem she covered a range of areas including enforcement 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

Professor Joe Howe is the Executive Director of the Thornton Energy Research Institute at the University of Chester. In 2018 Joe was appointed as a non-executive director and trustee of the Department for Education’s Engineering Construction Industry Training Board. He read more

Paul Sutherland

Managing director - +ADD Strategy

Adam Scorer

Chief executive - NEA

Adam was appointed chief executive of National Energy Action (NEA) in December 2017. He has an extensive history within the consumer movement working, among others, for Which? energywatch, Consumer Focus and Citizens Advice. For much of that time he has had a particular read more

Jody Pittaway

Head of project development - SSE

Jody is currently sector director for SSE Heat Networks working with public and private sector clients to deliver successful new long-term partnerships for heat networks delivery and operation. With 16 years of experience in the utility sector in a number of read more

Richard Barker

Adviser and investment committee member - Iona Capital

Richard Barker is an adviser and investment committee member at Iona Capital, a leading sustainable private equity investor in renewable energy and energy efficiency. Prior to Iona, he was CEO of Biogen, the UK’s largest food waste to biogas player. read more

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

Faithful Chanda

Innovation and low carbon networks engineer - Western Power Distribution

Faithful has worked in the electricity industry for over 20 years in various roles in the UK and abroad. Faithful is an Innovation and Low Carbon Networks Engineer within Western Power Distribution’s Future Networks Team. The role involves identifying challenges 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 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

Danielle Stewart

Long term strategy manager - National Grid

Danielle is responsible for the development of National Grid Gas Transmission’s long term business strategy as the UK transitions to Net Zero. A chartered engineer, Danielle has 9 years’ experience in a range of technical and commercial roles within National read more

Malcolm Arthur

Future of heat programme manager - National Grid

Dr Rose Chard

Consumer insight manager - Energy Systems Catapult

Andy Parker

Head of strategy and corporate affairs - Calor

Andy Parker heads up the Strategy and Innovation function at Calor - the market leader in providing BioLPG, a renewable form of propane, to the UK.  Calor has been part of the off grid energy network for over 80 years read more

Sarah Diver

Market Development Manager – Innovation - Bristol Energy

Iain Duncan

Smart heat commercial manager - OVO Energy

Richard Leach

Local Area Energy Planning Specialist - Energy Systems Catapult

Dr Richard Lowes

Research fellow and lecturer - Exeter Energy Policy Group