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Slade steps down as Energy UK Chief Executive

Slade steps down as Energy UK Chief Executive

Energy UK has today announced that Lawrence Slade will be stepping down as Chief Executive at the end of the year, after 9 years with Energy UK and its predecessor bodies.

Energy UK Chair John Hutton said:

“Lawrence has done an outstanding job for Energy UK.  He has been a great advocate for the energy sector and has led the organisation through some terribly challenging times.  I know we would all want to wish him well for the future and thank him for his tireless efforts on our behalf.” 

Lawrence Slade said:

“After 9 enjoyable years at Energy UK engaging with 3 Prime Ministers, 5 Secretaries of States and many energy and climate change ministers, it is time for me to move to pastures new.

“I am immensely proud of the team at Energy UK and of our ability to consistently punch above our weight – from launching the independently-chaired Commission for Customers in Vulnerable Circumstances to work with the Government on the Capacity Market, to our thriving New Energy Services and Heat work and not forgetting our recent Future of Energy on how we can deliver the net-zero ambition.

“The organisation is in an excellent position and the association has the team, financial sustainability and support of its Board to navigate this and continue growing as the market transitions on the net-zero path.”

Notes to editors:

Biographical notes

Lawrence Slade joined Energy UK in 2011, becoming Chief Executive in January 2015. He has been involved in the energy industry since the late 1990’s working in countries all over the world. 

Lawrence is a member of the UK Government’s Committee on Fuel Poverty, an Advisory Board member of Connected Kerb, a Board Trustee and Audit Committee member of the Money Advice Trust (who run the National Debtline and Business Debtline), and a board director of Eurelectric and Eurogas, pan European trade associations for the electricity and gas industries respectively.  He is also a Fellow of the Energy Institute, a member of the Institute of Directors, and a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Fuellers.

He will formally step down at the end of 2019. 

Appointments are made by the Board of Energy UK.  The recruitment will commence shortly.

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