Job Title: Director of strategy and regulation
Company: UK Power Networks
Suleman joined UK Power Networks in May 2015 as director of safety, strategy & support services from Accenture where he was a managing director, leading the utility network operations practice in the UK. Suleman has 15 years’ utilities experience, delivering business transformation, company restructures and operational performance improvement across gas, electricity and water sectors. A… Read more.
Job Title: Head of asset management and innovation
Stewart leads SSE’s team dedicated to developing the company’s electricity networks and their operation to support a low-carbon future. Stewart has worked in the electricity industry since 1983 and has been involved in managing electricity networks in many parts of Scotland, in a range of roles including operations manager, planner, policy engineer and project manager… Read more.
Job Title: Senior partner, networks
Jonathan took up the role of the senior partner at Ofgem in May 2016. He leads Ofgem’s important work regulating the monopoly energy networks. As well as regulation of price controls for the distribution and transmission networks for gas and electricity (RIIO), his division is responsible for Ofgem’s interconnector and offshore transmission regimes. He has… Read more.
Job Title: Future Networks Manager
Company: SP Energy Networks
James is Future Networks Manager at SP Energy Networks. He is an elected IET (Institute of Engineering and Technology) Fellow and a Royal Engineering Academy Visiting Professor. James joined the UK electricity transmission/distribution industry after he finished his study from Newcastle upon Tyne. He has taken various technical, commercial and management roles in the industry… Read more.
Job Title: Content director
Ellen Bennett is content director for Network and Faversham House’s wider utilities portfolio. Ellen helped launch Network in 2015, and has been editor of its sister title Utility Week since 2012. She has been in business journalism for 15 years, writing for and editing titles on topics including insurance and the built environment prior to… Read more.
Job Title: Asset data manager
Company: Electricity North West
Dan Wilson is part of the asset management team at Electricity North West and leads on the company’s asset information strategy and governance of corporate data. This remit covers both short-term tactical management of data requirements and the long-term strategy across data collection, storage, analysis and presentation to support the operation of the business. Alongside… Read more.
Job Title: Systems operation manager
Company: Wales & West Utilities
Bethan has nearly 20 years’ experience in the gas industry having joined Transco in 1997. She joined Wales and West Utilities in 2009 when control centre activities moved across from National Grid after network sales and now heads up the system operation team. Her role includes ensuring WWU has robust processes, systems and competent people… Read more.
Job Title: Senior electrical engineer and project development
Company: Burns & McDonnell
Throughout his nearly 10 years in the electric and gas industry, Jeff has worked extensively with utility clients throughout North America and the United Kingdom specialising in substation automation, grid modernisation, cyber security, data analytics and programme management. Jeff also served as project manager and lead engineer on one of North America’s largest grid improvement… Read more.
Job Title: Practice manager – power systems
Company: Energy Systems Catapult
Philip is the Energy Systems Catapult’s head of practice, power systems and has been closely involved with the Future Power System Architecture Project. Philip studied engineering at Cambridge University, being sponsored by the local electricity distribution company. He transferred to the CEGB and, on privatisation, joined National Grid. In 2015 he left and started working… Read more.
Job Title: Director
Company: Lucy Electric
With over 30 years’ experience in the electrical sector and thirteen years in the utilities arena, Phil Dingle has a deep knowledge of Low Voltage and Medium Voltage solutions. As Marketing Director of Lucy Electric, Phil is now focused on secondary distribution solutions, applying his engineering and marketing experience to support the company in the… Read more.
Job Title: Head of systems development and energy strategy
Company: Northern Gas Networks
Keith begin his career with British Gas as communication systems engineer, working on a variety of projects supporting the business communications infrastructure and control centre operations. In the following years, he undertook a variety of roles within the industry which in 2013 led to the role of head of asset assurance, overseeing the Distribution System… Read more.
Job Title: Innovation delivery manager
Company: National Grid Gas Transmission
Quentin has worked in the gas industry for the last 28 years, firstly in the British Gas research & technology arm where he worked on numerous projects involving high temperature metallurgy and combined heat and power, setting up the MiniGen microturbine product in the late 1990s. In 2003 he joined the gas system operator function… Read more.
Job Title: Asset policy manager
Company: National Grid
Stewart leads NGET’s team dedicated to developing the company’s technical and asset management standards. The team sits at the heart of National Grid’s engineering and asset management functions engaging in the asset development process from first innovation to the maintenance procedures of the assets. Stewart has worked in the electricity industry since 2004 and has… Read more.
Job Title: Vice president, wireless marketing; Head of industry wireless marketing
Company: Huawei Technologies
As VP of wireless marketing at Huawei Technologies, Qinlin lead a team with worldwide responsibility for developing strategy, E2E product portfolio planning and product management. With more than 15 years’ experience in the wireless and vertical domain, he undertook a number of roles in Europe and China, including solution architecture, strategic developing director, and head… Read more.