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Suleman Alli

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.

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Stewart Reid

Job Title: Head of asset management and innovation

Company: SSE

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.

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Jonathan Brearley

Job Title: Senior partner, networks

Company: Ofgem

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.

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Scott Mathieson

Job Title: Director, network planning & regulation

Company: SP Energy Networks

Scott joined ScottishPower in 1996 after graduating from the University of Glasgow with a degree in economics.  His experience has been gained across a number of roles predominately within Finance, Strategic Planning, Regulation, and Financial & Regulatory Reporting.  In these roles Scott has played a significant role in previous price control reviews and has been… Read more.


Ellen Bennett

Job Title: Content director

Company: Network

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.

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Dan Wilson

Job Title: Asset data manager

Company: Electricity North West

Dan Wilson works within the asset management team at Electricity North West and leads on asset information strategy and governance.  Prior to joining Electricity North West in April 2016, Dan was a systems engineering consultant primarily in the defence and nuclear decommissioning sectors. Dan is a chartered engineer and chairs the North West Group of… Read more.


Bethan Winter

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.


Steve Catling

Job Title: Head of network management distribution

Company: SGN

Steve has worked in the gas industry for more than 30 years, starting off as a trainee draughtsman at the SEGAS headquarters in September 1981. As part of his training he attended Croydon College and completed an ONC and HNC in mechanical and production engineering followed by an honours degree in natural gas engineering, distribution… Read more.

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Phil Lawton

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.

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Philip Dingle

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.

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Greg Dodd

Job Title: Head of asset strategy

Company: Northern Gas Networks

Stewart Whyte

Stewart Whyte

Job Title: Asset policy manager

Company: National Grid

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Jeff Casey

Job Title: Senior electrical engineer and project development

Company: Burns & McDonnell

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