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22nd September 2022
One Birdcage Walk, Birdcage Walk, London SW1H 9JJ, UK

Energy beyond the crises: how can markets deliver a secure and affordable transition? - Speakers

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Michael Bradshaw

Warwick Business School / Professor of Global Energy

Michael Bradshaw

Warwick Business School / Professor of Global Energy

Michael Bradshaw is Professor of Global Energy in the Strategy and International Business Group at Warwick Business School. He is also a Co-Director of the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) where he leads on UK Energy in a Global Context, he also leads the University of Warwick’s Global Research Priority on Energy. He is a geographer by training and works at the interface between economic geography, international relations and strategy and international business. He is currently working on the geopolitics of energy system transformation and is continuing his work on UK gas security, both for UKERC.  He is also involved in a research programme on ‘Unconventional Hydrocarbons in the UK Energy System. He is author of Global Energy Dilemmas (2014) that explored the relationship between energy security, globalization, and climate change. The co-editor of Global Energy: Issues, Potentials and Policy Implications (2015), and co-author of Natural Gas (2020) that explores the geopolitical economy of the global gas industry.

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Rachel Cary

BEIS / Head of Policy, Review of Electricity Market Arrangements

Rachel Cary

BEIS / Head of Policy, Review of Electricity Market Arrangements

Rachel is joint head of the Review of Electricity Market Arrangements (REMA) team at BEIS, which sits in the Electricity Security Networks and Markets Directorate. She oversees long-term policy on wholesale electricity market reform, low carbon investment, capacity adequacy, flexibility and system operability. Rachel previously led work at BEIS to implement the Northern Ireland Protocol to maintain the Single Electricity Market across the Island of Ireland after EU Exit. She joined BEIS from the Greater London Authority where she managed the zero carbon policy team there, developing a 1.5C compatible decarbonisation plan for London and introducing ambitious new net zero planning policies. Prior to that she led on policy and external engagement for offshore wind developers Danish Oil and Natural Gas (now Orsted) and was Head of Energy at Green Alliance where she led its work on Electricity Market Reform. She has a background in energy and climate consultancy, a Masters in Environmental Technology (Energy Option) from Imperial College London and a BSc in Physics from Manchester University.

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Gillian Cooper

Citizens Advice / Head of Policy

Gillian Cooper

Citizens Advice / Head of Policy

Gillian Cooper has been Head of Energy Policy at Citizens Advice since November 2018. She leads the organisation’s advocacy work as the statutory energy consumer advocate and is also responsible for its energy advice strategy. Gillian has been a consumer advocate in the energy sector for over 16 years, working in a number of watchdog organisations.

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Mark Copley

European Federation of Energy Traders (EFET) / CEO

Mark Copley

European Federation of Energy Traders (EFET) / CEO

Mark Copley is an independent consultant specialising in energy policy and regulation.  Among other clients, he acts as the CEO of the European Federation of Energy Traders (EFET).  Mark has two decades of experience of working at senior level across British and European energy markets.

Mark was previously with BEIS where he coordinated EU exit related energy and climate projects and played a central role in negotiating the energy elements of the recently concluded EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement. Prior to this he represented Ofgem on the Boards of the European regulatory bodies, CEER and ACER, and led teams responsible for wholesale gas and electricity markets and security of supply. His current role sees him represent circa 130 trading firms from across Europe in arguing for the development and enhancement of competitive and well-functioning energy markets.

Earlier in his career he spent four years in Brussels working with the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) and spent four years with CEPA, an economic consultancy, undertaking work across regulatory industries. Mark holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Exeter and a master’s degree in Economic Regulation and Competition Policy from City University, London.

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Sue Ferns

Prospect / Senior Deputy General Secretary

Sue Ferns

Prospect / Senior Deputy General Secretary

Sue is Senior Deputy General Secretary at Prospect, the union for professionals.

Her responsibilities in Prospect include leading the union’s work across the energy sector, climate change and gender equality.

Sue is TUC President for 2021/22. She is the General Council’s lead on energy, environment and sustainability, chair of the Trade Union Sustainable Development Advisory Committee (TUSDAC), and was a member of the government’s green jobs taskforce.

She is Chair of Unions 21 and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

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Tim Gould

IEA / Chief Energy Economist

Tim Gould

IEA / Chief Energy Economist

Tim Gould was appointed the Agency’s Chief Energy Economist in 2021. As Chief Energy Economist, he provides strategic advice on energy economics across a wide range of IEA activities and analysis. Mr Gould is also Head of the Division for Energy Supply and Investment Outlooks, in which capacity he co-leads the World Energy Outlook, the IEA’s flagship publication, and oversees the Agency’s work on investment and finance, including the World Energy Investment report.

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Ruth Herbert

CCSA / Chief Executive

Ruth Herbert

CCSA / Chief Executive

Ruth joined the CCSA in October 2021, following a public sector career spanning almost two decades. In her previous role as Director of Strategy & Development at the Low Carbon Contracts Company, Ruth oversaw implementation of two key features of today’s electricity market – the CfD and Capacity Market – and the company’s development into a trusted advisor to government on decarbonisation.  At the Department of Energy and Climate Change, Ruth headed the Electricity Market Reform Programme Office, overseeing delivery of the White Paper and Energy Act 2013. In 2008-9, following her negotiation of the EU Directive on CO2 storage, Ruth led on international CCS policy and the London Ministerial Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum. She was a Financial Services Strategy adviser at HM Treasury and an economic adviser for the City of London Corporation.

Simon Roberts OBE

Centre for Sustainable Energy / Chief Executive

Simon Roberts OBE

Centre for Sustainable Energy / Chief Executive

Simon has been helping people and organisations develop effective responses to both the climate emergency and the misery of cold homes for more than 35 years.  Since 2002 he has been Chief Executive of the Bristol-based national charity the Centre for Sustainable Energy. One of his specialist subjects is the role of local authorities and other place-based initiative-taking in the transition to a net zero energy system.

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Frances Warburton

EY / Associate Partner

Frances Warburton

EY / Associate Partner

Frances is a Partner in Economic Advisory at EY, where she leads the Energy & Resources team.  She has 25 years’ experience in the power and utilities sector, and a deep understanding of the transformation needed to deliver the decarbonisation of the energy system.  Frances has a MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics, and a BSc in Engineering Physics from Queen’s University, Canada.  Prior to EY, Frances was the Director for Energy System Management & Security, where she led Ofgem’s work on the decarbonisation of the energy system, including wholesale markets, system operation and network charging arrangements, and the decarbonisation of transport and heat.

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