Energy UK has announced the appointment of Siobhan Kenny MBE as Interim Chief Operating Officer while its Chief Executive, Emma Pinchbeck, goes on maternity leave to have her second child. Siobhan will support the existing team of Directors and Members throughout 2022.
Siobhan joins Energy UK next week, having previously been Chief Executive Officer at the Radiocentre, the UK’s industry body for commercial radio. Prior to that role, Siobhan was Director of Communications and Chief of Staff to the CEO at HarperCollins; VP Communications for EMEA Walt Disney TV and Director of Strategy & Communications at the Department for Culture, Media & Sport.
She is also currently a Non-Exec Trustee at the British Pregnancy Advisory Service and has also served as Chair of Radioplayer and a Board & Council Member for the Advertising Association. Siobhan was awarded the MBE in 2022 for services to radio and young people.
Emma Pinchbeck was appointed as Chief Executive of Energy UK in October 2019, whilst she was on maternity leave with her first child and started full-time at the Association in September 2020. She shares child-care with her husband.
Siobhan Kenny said:
“I am much looking forward to working with the dynamic team at Energy UK, including the Board and the wider industry, during this critical time for the energy sector. Emma has achieved so much during her relatively short time as CEO and I am delighted to be stepping in to maintain that momentum.”
Emma Pinchbeck, Energy UK’s chief executive, said:
“We’re delighted to welcome Siobhan to the role. Her extensive experience, from running a trade body to working in Whitehall and Government, will be invaluable – as will her expertise in overseeing strategy and managing change as Energy UK continues to evolve in the face of the energy transition.”
“I am certain that Siobhan and Energy UK’s Board along with our brilliant team will provide a clear voice and expertise on energy issues and continue to work closely with stakeholders to make sure our industry and customers are supported during this extremely busy and challenging time for our sector.”
Notes to Editors
- Energy UK is the trade association for the energy industry with over 100 members spanning every aspect of the energy sector – from established FTSE 100 companies right through to new, growing suppliers and generators, which now make up over half of our membership. We represent the diverse nature of the UK’s energy industry with our members delivering nearly 80% of the UK’s power generation and over 95% of the energy supply for the 28 million UK homes as well as many businesses. The energy industry invests £13bn annually, delivers nearly £30bn in gross value added 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.