Professor Jim Skea (CBI, FEI) has been announced as president-elect to succeed Ian Marchant as president of the UK Energy Institute in June 2015.
Professor Skea is currently Research Councils UK Energy Strategy Fellow and Professor of Sustainable Energy at the Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College.
Until June 2012, he was Research Director of the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC). He was appointed Professor of Sustainable Energy at Imperial College London in 2009.
His particular research interests lie in energy, climate change and technological innovation.
Previously, he was a Director of the Blackrock New Energy Investment Trust plc and Renewables East. He has also chaired the Scottish Power Green Energy Trust and is presently a member of the Advisory Board of the Scott Institute for Energy Innovation at Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA.
Louise Kingham, Chief Executive, Energy Institute, said, ‘Jim has supported the EI for many years, joining the EI Council in 2013. It is an honour for us to have someone with such credentials steering our work at a time of great challenges and opportunities for the energy industry, and we are looking forward to his presidency’.
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