Professor Jim Skea CBE FEI, President, Energy Institute is the Research Council’s UK Energy Strategy Fellow and Professor of Sustainable Energy at the Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College. Jim’s particular research interests lie in energy, climate change and technological innovation. With strong links to policy processes, Jim is a founding member of the UK’s Committee on Climate Change and is Vice-Chair of Working Group III (Mitigation) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Professor Skea was elected as President at the EI AGM in June 2015 for the period 2015-2017.
Louise Kingham OBE FEI, Chief Executive, Energy Institute, has spent over 20 years working in the energy industry. Prior to leading the Energy Institute, Louise was formerly Director General of the Institute of Petroleum and Chief Executive of the Institute of Energy. Before working in these charitable organisations she worked for organisations including Guinness Brewing and Thompson Publishing. In 2006 Louise received a Global Leadership in Energy Award and, in 2011, the OBE for services to the Energy Industry.
Ian Marchant FEI, Past President, Energy Institute, was EI President from June 2013 until June 2015. He has worked in the energy industry since 1992. Ian was Chief Executive at SSE from 2002-13, having been Finance Director since 1998. In addition to his EI role, he is Chairman at the Aberdeen-based oil services company Wood Group, Chairman of the Scotland 2020 Delivery Group, a member of Ofgem’s Environmental Advisory Group and a member of the Energy Research Partnership.
Dr Joanne Wade FEI, Chair, EI Energy Advisory Panel, joined the Association for the Conservation of Energy (ACE) as Director on 1 September 2014. Previously she was a Director of energy and environmental consultancy Impetus Consulting and, for nine years until 2004, she was the Research Director of ACE. As well as acting as a freelance consultant, she lectures and supervises at Imperial College London, City University and the University of Surrey. She is currently a steering group member of the Centre for Innovation & Energy Demand at the University of Sussex and an honorary senior research fellow at Imperial College.
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