Advisory Group

IGov is supported by an expert advisory group to provide advice and insight into energy system change. The group brings together a wide range of expertise and knowledge from across academia, industry and civil society on the nature of change and innovation, markets for gas and electricity, supply and distribution, infrastructure policy, politics and regulation, people, price and affordability, and wider environmental issues.

We would like to extend our sincere thanks to the IGov 1 Advisory Group who helped steer and support us through the first four years of IGov. This included: Dr. Chris Harris; Chris Welby; Prof. Claudio Radaelli; Prof. Colin Hay; Dorcas Batstone; Prof Frank Geels; Graham White CBE; Dr Jeff Hardy; Judith Ward; Dr Keith MacLean; Prof. Matthew Flinders; Mike Kay; Rebecca Willis; Dr Simon Skillings; Prof. Staffan Jacobsson; Prof. Tim Foxon (Chair).

 

IGov 2 Advisory Group Members

Rebecca Willis (Chair)

Rebecca Willis is an independent researcher with twenty years’ experience in environment and sustainability policy and practice, at international, national and local level. She fosters collaboration between the research community, politics, government, business and the third sector, in order to further sustainability goals. In 2009 Rebecca founded Green...

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Adam Cooper

Adam has just joined the National Infrastructure Commission as Policy & Engagement Director. Previously he held a number of senior roles at Ofgem covering network price controls, sustainable energy and leading the regulator’s response to the CMA energy market investigation. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young, Adam worked as a...

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Afsheen Kabir Rashid

Afsheen is Co-founder Director of Repowering London and Chair of the Brixton Energy Solar Co-operatives the UK’s first inner-city community-owned solar power stations. Afsheen is also Chair of Community Energy England and remains influential in both local and national community energy decision making. Afsheen has recently joined the board of Friends of the Earth as...

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Dr. Chris Harris

Chris Harris is Head of Retail Regulation at RWE npower.  His current interests include “smart” (meters, grids, institutions, markets), energy efficiency (energy company obligation and green deal) and consumer protection. His background includes consulting (Andersen Consulting and RWE International), trading (MD at Barclays Metals Derivatives), marketing and...

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Felicity Jones

Felicity leads on energy storage at Everoze, a fast-growing technical and commercial consultancy specialising in renewables and storage. Everoze’s storage team provides due diligence, market entry and procurement support to the storage sector. Prior to joining Everoze, Felicity served as chair of the World Energy Council storage knowledge network. Felicity brings a...

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Graham White CBE

Graham is an energy policy and strategy advisor, who advises governments, international organisations and public companies.  He is particularly experienced in leading reviews of domestic and international energy issues and policies, advising on energy strategies, in drawing together and managing relevant expertise and building consensus on a way forward. He has 20...

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Janet Wood

Janet Wood is editor of New Power, a monthly report and database on UK power sector development. She has been a journalist covering the power and energy sector for 20 years, covering technology, policy and politics as editor of magazines including Power Engineering, Asian Electricity, Middle East Electricity and Utility Week. She has a BSc

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Jeff Hardy

Dr Jeff Hardy is a Senior Research Fellow at the Grantham Institute – Climate Change and the Environment at Imperial College London, where he researches what the future low carbon energy system might look like, how people will engage with it and what businesses will be operating in it. Previously he was Head of Sustainable Energy Futures

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Judith Ward

Judith Ward is an Honorary University Fellow in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Exeter. She is energy policy professional with long-standing practical experience of both the utility and consumer worlds. Judith is part-time Director of Sustainability First, a small charitable environment think-tank. Current projects on which she...

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Matt Hastings

Matt is a national award winning energy and sustainability professional with over 10 years experience in the energy sector. He is a founder member of Centrica’s Distributed Energy and Power division and currently Programme Director for Local Energy Systems. He joined Centrica in April 2014 with the sole objective of convincing the business to pursue

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Nicola Waters

Nicola has held senior leadership positions in renewable energy companies for the past 5 years. She is currently employed as Push Energy’s Chief Operating Officer, previously Primrose Solar’s Chief Operating Officer for 3 years. Her background is in engineering, she has been involved in both small and large scale renewables since 2009. Experienced in roof

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Nigel Cornwall

Nigel is the Chairman of Cornwall and a respected independent commentator on competitive market issues. He has extensive experience of energy restructuring in the UK and internationally in both the public and private sectors, especially governance related aspects. As a civil servant, he was actively involved in the initial electricity vesting process in the UK...

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Rachel Stanley

Rachel is an energy flexibility expert with a focus on bringing about a customer-centred sustainable energy future through new business models and technology. Her experience across corporates, NGOs, and now startups, gives her a broad range of understanding of the strategic, commercial and technical potential and practicalities of developing new energy business...

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Randolph Brazier

Randolph is the Head of Innovation & Development at the Energy Networks Association, and has over seven years of experience in the power and energy sector. Randolph is responsible for co-ordinating and delivering a broad range of strategic industry challenges, including the development of smarter networks via the ENA Open Networks Project, which includes the...

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Richard Hall

Richard Hall is Director of Strategic Infrastructure in the energy team at Citizens Advice.  An economist with a particular focus on regulated utilities, he previously worked for the consumer group, Consumer Focus, the energy regulator, Ofgem, and the electricity market central services company, Elexon, on a broad range of both upstream and downstream competition...

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Simon Roberts OBE

Simon has been helping people and organisations to develop effective responses to the threat of climate change and the misery of cold homes for more than 30 years. Since 2002 he has been Chief Executive of the Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE), a national charity based in Bristol. He is also non-executive Chair of the

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Syed Ahmed

Syed has close to 20 years working in the sustainable energy industry, in a wide variety of roles and organisations ranging from Friends of the Earth, the Combined Heat and Power Association, the Greater London Authority, Arup, and as a director of a trade association working in the insulation sector. Syed established Energy for London,

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Tamar Bourne

Tamar leads Regen’s smart grids and local supply projects including; a network innovation trial ‘the Sunshine Tariff’, producing a white paper and providing advice on local supply options and exploring smart grid solutions for community energy. Tamar also chaired the community subgroup of the government’s Smart Grid Forum. Her background is in sustainability...

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Tiffany Chow

Tiffany Chow is a Managing Consultant in Navigant’s Global Energy practice, based in London. She has almost a decade of energy experience acquired in the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific and North America. She advises utility executives on smart city and DER business models, competitive market design, and renewable energy investment. With Navigant, Tiffany has worked...

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