• Dipesh J Shah OBE

    Non-Executive Chair

    Biography

    • Appointed Non-Executive Chair September 2020
    • Chairman of Investment Committees for the 2020 European Fund for Energy, Climate Change and Infrastructure, and for Marguerite II Fund. Non-Executive Board Director at Canaccord Genuity Group Inc., Trustee of British Youth Opera and Governor at Merchant Taylors’ School
    • Career in both public and private sectors. Formerly CEO of the UK Atomic Energy Authority and of large businesses in BP. A former Chairman of, among others, a FTSE-listed power utility, the European industry association for solar, a housing association and a private equity fund for renewables. Also served on the Boards of Babcock International Group Plc, Lloyd’s of London, The Crown Estate, and Thames Water. A former member of the Government’s Renewable Energy Advisory Committee
    • Graduate of the Universities of London and Warwick, and the Harvard Business School management programme
  • Jim O’Sullivan

    Chief Executive

    Biography

    • Appointed Chief Executive July 2015
    • Career within transportation, asset management, and utility organisations, including Chief Engineer for Concorde at British Airways, executive director roles at National Grid Gas, Central Networks and Managing Director at Edinburgh Airport
    • Qualifications include a BSc (Hons) in Air Transport Engineering, an MBA, CEng (Chartered Aeronautical Engineer) and an alumni of the senior executive academy at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston
  • Vanessa Howlison

    Chief Financial Officer

    Biography

    • Appointed Chief Financial Officer June 2016
    • Career includes a number of finance director roles in government departments, including Department for Transport, Department of Energy and Climate Change, and Ofsted
    • Previous finance roles in the NHS, the Audit Commission
    • Currently an independent member of the Audit and Risk Committee at the regulator Ofwat, and a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) Institute Council
    • CIPFA membership
  • Carolyn Battersby

    Non-Executive Director

    Biography

    • The Department for Transport appointed Shareholder Representative from February 2019
    • Executive Director at UK Government Investments (the government’s centre of excellence in corporate finance and governance), which she joined in 2011
    • Career in corporate finance and strategy, with roles at Tesco, The Prince’s Trust, Schroders and Permira
    • Qualifications include an MChem (Master of Chemistry) degree
  • Roger Lowe

    Non-Executive Director

    Biography

    • Re-appointed Senior Non-Executive Director February 2019, having previously been the Department for Transport appointed Non-Executive Shareholder Representative from July 2016
    • Currently a partner with Capstar Advisers. From May 2010 to February 2019, Roger was a director at UK Government Investments
    • Career in corporate finance, specialising in acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures and restructurings, with roles in industry, including Group Director of Corporate Finance at TI Group plc; and Investment Banking at Lazard, including two years on secondment to Lazard Frères in New York
  • Kathryn Cearns OBE

    Non-Executive Director

    Biography

    Chair, Audit and Risk Committee 

    • Appointed Non-Executive Director April 2018
    • Member of Department for Transport’s Group Audit and Risk Committee, Chair of the Office of Tax Simplification, Member of the International Monetary Fund External Audit Committee, and a non-executive board member and Audit Committee member at Companies House
    • Previous chair roles at the Financial Reporting Advisory Board, HM Treasury and the ICAEW Financial Reporting Committee
    • Non-Executive Board member at Companies House, Non-Executive Director at Crossrail and Non-Executive Board member of the UK Supreme Court. Trustee for Royal British Legion Industries and The Royal Mencap Society
    • Financial Conduct Authority and Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants membership
  • Alan Cumming

    Non-Executive Director

    Biography

    Chair, Safety Committee

    • Appointed Non-Executive Director September 2017
    • Director of Nuclear Operations at the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), and appointed the NDA-nominated Non-Executive Director at Sellafield Ltd in April 2018
    • Career within engineering and energy with roles at Viridor, EDF and British Energy
    • Qualifications include CEng, MIStructE (Chartered Structural Engineer) and an MBA
  • Janette Beinart

    Non-Executive Director

    Biography

    Chair, Investment Committee 

    • Appointed Non-Executive Director January 2019
    • Career in Information Technology having had a long international career working for Shell culminating as Global Upstream Chief Information Officer
    • Further experienced in the savings and investment business as interim Group Chief Information Officer for M&G Prudential
    • Qualifications include a BA (Econ) degree