Laura Sandys has joined SGN's board of directors as a senior independent director.
Her energy experience includes running the Reshaping Regulation Programme with Imperial College and the Energy Systems Catapult, and was a member of the Government's Cost of Energy Review chaired by Prof Dieter Helm. She was a member of the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee as well as Parliamentary Private Secretary to The Rt Hon Greg Barker MP, Minister of State. She is co-founder of POWERful Women, which promotes women's role in the energy sector and has been appointed a member of the Government's CCUS Council and is a Member of Imperial College's Centre for Carbon Capture and Storage Advisory Group.
SGN chairman Gregor Alexander commented: "On behalf of all the shareholders I'd like to welcome Laura to our board of directors. She joins us at a pivotal time in the energy sector and her strong experience, especially across our industry, will be extremely valuable as we look to ensure there's a secure place for gas in the UK's energy future."
Commenting on her appointment, Sandys said: "I've admired SGN as a company for many years and I'm very honoured to be asked to join the SGN board. I very much look forward to working closely with all the board members at this most exciting time for the business."