About Energy UK (old copy)
Find out about some key people at Energy UK:
Lawrence Slade, Chief Executive
Lawrence Slade has been the Chief Executive of Energy UK since 13 July 2015.
Since Energy UK was formed in 2012, Lawrence was the Chief Operating Officer with specific executive responsibility for all energy supply activities including Retail Markets, Smart Metering and Grids, Energy Efficiency and consumer engagement. Lawrence has been involved with the energy industry since the late 1990s. Prior to the creation of Energy UK, he ran the Energy Retail Association. Before that, Lawrence ran the Society of Petroleum Engineers where, as Regional Managing Director, he greatly expanded the society's operations in the emerging energy markets of Russia, the Caspian and Africa. Lawrence has also served as Deputy Chief Executive and Technical Director of the Energy Institute in London.
Barbara Vest, Director of Generation
Barbara has over 20 years' experience in the energy industry. Having worked in the Supply Businesses of Northern Electric, Yorkshire Electricity and Gaz de France ESS. Barbara began working for the Association of Electricity Producers as Head of Electricity Trading in March 2008.
Barbara was appointed Director of Generation at Energy UK in June 2012. Barbara is a member of the DECC EMR Institutional Frameworks Expert Group, BSC and GCRP panels. Barbara Chairs the Joint European Standing Group and the European Code Coordination Application Forum, is on the Parliamentary Group for Energy Studies Council and the recently established National Grid Independent Stakeholder Advisory Panel.
Lesley McLeod, Director of Communications & Public Affairs
Lesley is an all-round communications’ practitioner with over 20 years’ experience in a variety of roles.
Before moving to London, Lesley’s first job in PR was with ScottishPower in Glasgow. Since then she has held roles at senior and board level in a variety of organisations including frontline Whitehall departments and public bodies. Before joining Energy UK Lesley headed the communication team at the British Bankers’ Association.