Ian Marchant, former chief executive of Scottish & Southern Energy, is to give the keynote address on the ‘challenges facing the Scottish Energy industry’ at a flagship conference next month.
Marchant, who was appointed last year as a non-executive director of Scots-based temporary energy generator Aggreko, is due to speak at the David Hume Institute conference at the Royal Society in Edinburgh on 18 March 2014.
This is one of a series of conferences in the Institute’s Spring 2014 Series. Each seminar includes a full, accessible presentation by an acknowledged expert, followed by a lengthy Q&A session to stimulate debate. The events are followed by a reception for all attending, so that the debate can continue.
Marchant is also chairman of Scotland’s 2020 climate delivery group, senior independent director of Aberdeen-based energy supply services John Wood Group, and is chairman of Infinis Energy.
The David Hume Institute is a research organisation specialising in legal and economic aspects of public policy. It was set up in Edinburgh in 1985. It has no political affiliations and has attracted support from Nobel Laureates in economics such as Professors James Buchanan, James Meade and George Stigler.