Former Ofgem chief joins ENW as non-executive director

The former chief executive of Ofgem has joined Electricity North West as a non-executive director.

Former Ofgem chief joins ENW as non-executive director

Alistair Buchanan has spent almost three decades in the industry, including 10 years as chief executive at the energy regulator.

He brings with him a wealth of experience across banking, regulatory and senior advisory mandates, and is a recognised leader in energy policy and regulation.

Also joining as a non-executive director is Susan Cooklin, managing director of route services at Network Rail.

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Cooklin (pictured left) has had a career spanning 30 years and is an executive leader with extensive experience in protecting customers through digital and systems security expertise. Since 2011, Cooklin has also enjoyed two non-executive director and one non-executive chairman roles.

Peter Emery, chief executive officer at Electricity North West, commented: “Our industry is going through unprecedented change, with smart energy grids and emerging technologies driving the evolution to a smart, flexible energy system. To ensure we, and the North West, are positioned to respond to these technical and regulatory challenges, it was vital that we strengthened our board with highly experienced and respected leaders.

“With her background in leading digital transformation, Susan will provide a high level of insight into the cyber world, ensuring Electricity North West is able to harness the power and overcome the security challenges of new and emerging technology.  As a top-ranked analyst and respected industry leader, Alistair will bring significant regulatory insight to the board to ensure we can deliver an energy system fit for the future.”


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