Energy UK’s chief executive Angela Knight has today announced her intention to stand down from her post at the end of the year. Mrs Knight joined Energy UK in September 2012 and has brought together a number of organisations to create Energy UK. Mrs Knight now wishes to develop further a non-executive portfolio career.
“It has been a great two years bringing Energy UK together to support and represent at such an important time, this industry that is so vital to the country.
“Building new, cleaner and greener electricity generators and making the other changes necessary to meet national and international targets inevitably adds to customers’ bills.
“At the same time, consumers expect a first class service from the industry, a secure energy supply and one which is affordable. Energy UK is now at the heart of this debate with regulators, policymakers and the public, as to how these changes are brought about and consumer expectations are met.
“I will be handing over a strong organisation capable of the task – and I will not lose my interest in the sector, and I will be seeking to pursue my interests in non-executive roles.”
Lord Spicer, chairman of Energy UK said:
“Angela has been an excellent chief executive and will be a hard act to follow. She has established Energy UK by bringing the industry together at a difficult period and helped it find its own unique and measured voice.
“She is leaving a strong legacy for her successor and an organisation with the firm foundations needed for the future. We face a challenging time and Angela leaves Energy UK well placed to continue to represent the industry and to make a positive contribution to the energy debate. I have enjoyed working with her and know she will go on to be a success in whatever she does next.”
Pictured is Angela Knight, chief executive of Energy UK