Gordon McGregor appointed new member of Committee on Fuel Poverty

The appointment takes effect from 17 May 2022 and will last for 3 years.

The Committee on Fuel Poverty advises on the effectiveness of policies aimed at reducing fuel poverty and encourages greater co-ordination across the organisations working to reduce fuel poverty.

Following this announcement the chair of the Committee on Fuel Poverty, Caroline Flint, has said:

I am delighted that Gordon will be joining the Committee on Fuel Poverty. The variety of skills and experience he brings will inform and enhance the work we do to examine the impact of government’s Fuel Poverty strategies and make recommendations.

As energy prices rise and the wider costs of living impacts many more families, the Committee on Fuel Poverty must continue to be a strong voice for those living in fuel poverty. I look forward to working with our members to address these challenges and advance the work to make homes warmer at a price that is affordable.

Biography

Gordon has worked for over 3 decades in the energy and utilities sector. He has a depth of experience working in retail, distribution, generation and corporate management. Most recently, he has helped lead a number of highly innovative companies that have a strong focus on energy efficiency, renewables and clean technology.

Gordon was a founding member of the Energy Retail Association Taskforce on fuel poverty, working on how energy regulation and industry structures could improve energy efficiency and affordability.

Throughout his career, he has helped design energy efficiency programmes, developed affordable payment approaches, created social action initiatives and has helped design tariffs that help priority and vulnerable customers. He has also been involved in market design for wholesale markets and managed the implementation of regulations to support new renewable targets. As a director of a vertically integrated utility, he helped lead the transition from a largely fossil fuel based portfolio towards a lower carbon alternative.

Gordon currently sits on the Natural Environmental Research Council at UK Research and Innovation, is Chair, of the WWF Scotland Advisory Board, and is a member of the Advisory Board for the University of Edinburgh Ocean Leaders Programme. Gordon is commencing the role of Chief Sustainability Officer at Sweco UK in July, 2022.

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