Energy UK has today announced the appointment of Dhara Vyas as Deputy CEO, stepping up from her current position as Director of Advocacy.
Dhara joined Energy UK in November 2021 from Citizens Advice, where she was responsible for the consumer watchdog’s work on Net Zero, decarbonisation and the future energy market. Prior to this, Dhara led on several retail issues, including customer service, vulnerability and smart energy.
Dhara has also worked in local government and across a broad range of policy areas from civil society and community building to local democracy and scrutiny. She has also been a member of several government and academic advisory boards, and is a trustee of independent environmental think tank, Green Alliance.
Commenting on her appointment, Dhara Vyas said:
“It’s unsurprisingly been an intensely busy time for Energy UK in the year since I joined, and it’s been a great privilege to work for the industry’s trade body during such a crucial period for the sector.
“I’m delighted to have the opportunity to take on this this role and to continue to work with our fantastic team, members and external stakeholders whose contributions have impressed me so much over the last year. I look forward to working together not only to meet the continuing and immediate challenges but to help enable a successful industry to play its full part in the country’s energy transition to net zero, contribute to economic growth and provide services that deliver for all our customers.”
Energy UK’s Interim Chief Operating Officer, Siobhan Kenny said:
“Dhara is a well respected energy expert and has really stepped up into a leadership role since I joined Energy UK in an interim role in April this year. She is a first class ambassador for the industry and will make an excellent Deputy CEO, supporting Emma Pinchbeck when she returns to work in the New Year.”
About Energy UK
Energy UK is the trade association for the energy industry with over 100 members – from established FTSE 100 companies right through to new, growing suppliers, generators and service providers across energy, transport, heat and technology. We represent the majority of the energy sector – excluding networks and upstream oil and gas. Our members deliver nearly 80% of the UK’s power generation and over 95% of the energy supply for 28 million UK homes as well as businesses. The sector invests £13bn annually and delivers nearly £30bn in gross value – on top of the nearly £100bn in economic activity through its supply chain and interaction with other sectors – and supports over 700,000 jobs in every corner of the country. The energy industry is key to delivering growth and plans to invest £100bn over the course of this decade in new energy sources.