Energy UK appoints Which?’s Abbie Sampson to lead its communications team
Energy UK today announced Abbie Sampson will take over the reins as its new director of external affairs at the start of the New Year.
Abbie is currently the head of news at Which? and had previously been a chief press officer at No 10 Downing Street. She will lead the press, public affairs and events teams and will report to Energy UK’s chief executive, Lawrence Slade.
Energy UK’s Lawrence Slade said:
"I am absolutely delighted that Abbie is joining Energy UK. Not only does she bring a wealth of experience and professionalism as a communications leader but her appointment strengthens our commitment toward consumers.
"An unprecedented number of firms are now competing for customers. Energy companies are investing many billions of pounds in renewing and decarbonising the power sector. Abbie will bring a sharper edge to our communications about how consumers, communities and the economy benefit from reliable, low carbon and affordable energy."
Abbie Sampson said:
"It’s a really exciting time to be joining Energy UK. The energy market affects every single person in the country and the challenges and opportunities facing the industry are well known.
"I’m looking forward to leading the communications team at Energy UK and working with the members and our stakeholders to ensure there is a proper, well informed debate about how the energy industry is changing and its vital contribution to the UK."
Energy UK is the trade association for the energy generation and supply industry. It has over 90 members and represents the majority of the UK energy sector.