Programme Schedule


Opening keynote speaker

Emma Pinchbeck, Chief Executive, Energy UK

Keynote address

Tom Glover, RWE UK Country Chair, Chief Commercial Officer, RWE Renewables

Keynote address

Chris Stark, Chief Executive, Committee on Climate Change

PANEL SESSION: Meeting Net Zero in a post-COVID-19 world–delivering a Green Recovery

Janine Freeman, Strategy Director, PwC (Chair)

Isabella O’Dowd, Climate Change Specialist, WWF

Sam Gardner, Head of Climate Change and Sustainability, Scottish Power

Dr Rebecca Heaton, Head of Climate Change, Drax

Kristian Ruby, Secretary General, Eurelectric

Keynote address: Jonathan Brearley, Chief Executive, Ofgem

Keynote address: Dame Gillian Guy, Chief Executive, Citizens Advice

PANEL SESSION: The future of retail energy markets post-Covid-19

Rob Doepel, UK&I Energy Market Leader, EY (Chair)

Alex Neill, CEO, Resolver Group

Simon Oscroft, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, SO Energy

Peter Simon, Managing Director, New Energy Platforms, Centrica

Giles Wilkes, Specialist Partner, Flint Global

Lunch Break

Mental health & wellbeing session:  Jo Hooper, Founder, Mad and Sad Club




How emerging technology and the innovative use of data can help us reach Net Zero

Edmund Reid, Head of Strategy, Centrica Business Solutions (Chair)

Mike Hewitt, CTO, Smart DCC

JoJo Hubbard, Co-Founder & CEO, Electron

Denise Massey, Managing Director, EIC

Marius Rubin, CTO, DMW Group


Powering Improvement and mental health in occupational health

Mark Patterson, Group Safety, Health & Environment Manager, SSE to provide an introduction

Bud Hudspith, National Health and Safety Advisor, Unite

Doug Smart, Health, Safety, Environment & Sustainable Business Director, EDF

David Spillett, Head of Health, Safety and Environment, ENA

Keynote address: Bruno Pozzi, Director, Europe, UN Environment Programme

PANEL SESSION: Transforming UK and global investment for a low-carbon future

Filippo Gaddo, Director, Energy, Economics & Regulation, Arup (Chair)

Regina Finn, Chair, Low Carbon Contracts Company Ltd

Emma Harvey, Director, Green Finance Institute

Richard Nourse, Managing Director, Greencoat Capital

Paul Spence, Director of Strategy and Corporate Affairs, EDF Energy

PANEL SESSIONS: In conversation with the YEP Forum – Future jobs and skills – How to create a sustainable, diverse energy sector and develop skills for the future of work in energy.

YEP facilitators of the session:

Amy Johnstone, Mechanical Engineer, SSE | Mahir Uddin, Strategy Analyst, Centrica

Ajai Ahluwalia, Principal Electrical Engineer, Equinor

Faye Bowser, Head of Energy Solutions GB&I, Siemens

Sue Ferns, Senior Deputy General Secretary, Prospect

Keynote address: Darren Jones MP, Chair of the BEIS Select Committee