Members of GEMA

Mae’r dudalen yma ar gael yn Gymraeg.

David Gray

David Gray

Chairman

David Gray is Chairman of the UK Gas & Electricity Markets Authority (GEMA). He was appointed to this role in October 2013 and was previously an executive director of Ofgem from 2003 - 2007 in charge of the Networks Division. He is also a non-executive director of the UK Civil Aviation Authority.

In 2008 he advised the UK government on a review of economic regulation of airports and in 2011 he led a review of Ofwat, the water sector regulator. Before 2003 he worked for HSBC where he was head of the Energy and Utilities investment banking team and advised the UK government on the privatisations of the gas and electricity sectors.

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Dermot Nolan

Chairman

Dermot joined us as chief executive officer in March 2014. He brings with him extensive leadership experience in energy regulation, market competition and the protection of consumers' interests having most recently been Commissioner at the Commission for Energy Regulation in Ireland from May 2008 and its Chair since May 2011. Prior to this, he was senior economic adviser at the Commission for Communications Regulation and was manager of the mergers division for the Irish Competition Authority. A graduate of Trinity College Dublin, he undertook further study at Yale where he gained a PhD in Economics. He has lectured at the University of London, specialising in the areas of market structures and firm performance.

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Andrew Wright

Senior Partner

Andrew joined us in January 2008 with more than 25 years of experience in the gas and electricity sector, most recently at UBS where he was a senior equity research analyst covering UK utilities. For more than five years he led the Markets division, before becoming interim chief executive in June 2013 and group finance director in April 2014.

Prior to this, Andrew was head of European utilities research at Cazenove & Co and the UK Electricity and Gas Analyst at Merrill Lynch (formerly Smith Newcourt). Before his time in the City, Andrew worked in the electricity industry during its privatisation, spending six years with Manweb, the regional electricity company, in a variety of management and strategic roles.

Earlier in his career, Andrew worked as a consultant at Caminus Energy and as a research associate in the Energy Research Group at Cambridge University.

Rachel Fletcher

Senior Partner

Rachel joined us in 2005 to head up the retail market team. She was appointed director of distribution in January 2008 where she led the 5th Electricity Distribution Price Control Review, introduced the Low Carbon Network Fund and set up the Smart Grid Forum.

She moved to the Markets Division in 2012 where, amongst other tasks, she led the work on the October 2012 Retail Market Review proposals, the Liquidity Project and the teams responsible for designing and implementing the European network codes on market design. She was senior partner for the Markets Division for two years before becoming senior partner for Consumers and Competition in January 2016.

Prior to joining us, Rachel spent 12 years working as a consultant advising on energy strategy and policy in Europe, Africa and Latin America.

Jim Keohane

Jim Keohane

Non-executive member GEMA

Jim is a non-executive member of the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority and Chair of the Remuneration Committee. He served an eight-year term as a non-executive director at the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and from Autumn 2007 until December 2008, he was its deputy chairman. He is currently the senior independent director at the Low Carbon Contracts Company and the Chairman of the Harwich Haven Authority

Jim has 30 years’ experience in the energy industry and worked extensively on the privatisation and restructuring of the electricity industry in the late 1980s. He was subsequently a director at East Midlands Electricity and, later, Eastern Group

David Fisk

David Fisk, CB, FR Eng

Non-executive member GEMA

David is a non-executive member of the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority. He holds the Laing O’Rourke Chair in Systems Engineering at Imperial College, London and was co-director of BP’s Urban Energy Systems Project.

David was previously a Departmental Chief Scientist at the Department of Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR) and the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister. While in the Department of Environment (DoE) he was responsible for policy on climate change negotiations and air quality. Before that, he was Head of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering at the Building Research Establishment. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and is a past President of the Chartered Institute of Building Service Engineers.

Kevin Lough

Keith Lough

Non-executive member GEMA

Keith is a non-executive member of the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority and chair of the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee.

Keith has extensive experience in the natural resources and energy sectors in both finance and leadership roles, including a period as finance director for British Energy. He also holds Non-Executive Directorships in oil and gas and mining companies, including Cairn Energy plc and Rockhopper Exploration plc. He has a Master in Finance from London Business School and is a fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants.

Paul Grout

Professor Paul Grout

Non-executive member GEMA

Paul Grout is a non-executive member of the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority. With a Chair in Political Economy at the University of Bristol, Paul is also senior advisor for Competition at the Bank of England and a member of Ofcom's Panel of Academic Advisors. 

He has published extensively on regulation and competition policy, has advised many UK and international government departments and public bodies on regulatory issues and has been an advisor to the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee and a member of a CBI Taskforce.

Nicola Hodson

Dr Nicola Hodson

Non-executive member GEMA

Nicola is a non-executive member of the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority.  She is general manager of Marketing and Operations at Microsoft UK.

Nicola has worked on transforming businesses throughout her career and brings previous experience in the energy and utilities sector. She has held executive director positions across IT and business processes alongside sales, marketing, partner and bid management at Siemens IT Solutions and Services.

She has overseen a number of acquisitions and corporate projects, including major reorganisations, TUPE transfers, pension scheme changes and restructuring projects.

Christine Farnish

Christine Farnish

Non-executive member GEMA

Christine is a non-executive member of the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority.

Christine has a range of regulatory, consumer and financial services experience. She currently serves as a non-executive director on the Ofwat and ABTA Boards and chairs the P2PFA, the body representing peer to peer lending platforms. She previously served as chairman of Consumer Focus, consumer director at Oftel and the Financial Services Authority, CEO of the National Association of Pension Funds and a Managing Director at Barclays. She has been a non-executive director on the OFT, Advertising Standards Authority and ING Direct Boards and she was a Civil Service Commissioner.

Christine graduated from Manchester University and has an M.Sc in Conservation from UCL.

Wendy Watson

Wendy Watson

Secretary to the Authority

Wendy Watson became Board Secretary in January 2017 in addition to her previous Ofgem role as Head of the Enforcement Decision Panel Secretariat which she has held since September 2014.

Wendy has worked in central government for most of her career, at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Department for Education and Skills, as well as a two year secondment as Deputy Head of Strategic Development at the British Film Institute.

She was Private Secretary to two DCMS ministers and led on several key policy areas including the Communications Review and Public Service Broadcasting.

David Ashbourne

David Ashbourne

Legal Adviser to the Authority

David moved to our Network's Division in 2004 as legal director, and is now head of legal profession.

David joined us in October 2003 as a senior lawyer. He began his career in housing and the environment, managing major regeneration projects in the inner city. He moved into the energy sector joining British Gas's South Eastern Region, progressing to the role of regional solicitor. He joined the British Gas pre-Network Code Gas Transportation Division and was then appointed Head of Transco's Central Legal Team in 1994.

He was involved in the development of the Network Code, the MMC Inquiry, the Centrica Demerger and the subsequent formation of Lattice on the demerger of Transco from BG. He set up the regulatory compliance function at Transco and was involved in the separation of the metering business.

Lord Mogg

Lord Mogg

European Adviser to the Authority

Lord Mogg is an adviser to the Authority on European energy regulation and related matters affecting consumers. In this role he continues to act as president of the Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER) and chairman of the Board of Regulators at the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER). He was elected to these roles – which are personal appointments – and will continue to hold them until the end of 2017.

Lord Mogg served as non-executive chairman of the Authority from October 2003 to September 2013. Earlier in his career, Lord Mogg held a number of positions in the Civil Service including that of Deputy Head of the European Secretariat in the Cabinet Office and was principal private secretary to three Secretaries of State. He held other senior posts in the former Department of Trade and Industry, having spent eight years in the private sector after graduating from the University of Birmingham.

From 1990 to 2003 Lord Mogg worked in the EU Commission, initially (for three years) as deputy director general, Industry, and thereafter for nearly a decade as director general, Internal Market and Financial Services.

His other positions include the chairmanship of the Advisory Board of the EU’s Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights (OHIM), chairmanship of the World Economic Forum Council on the future of Electricity. He is a member of the United States Electric Power Research Institute’s (EPRI) Advisory Council and member of the International Advisory Panel (IAP) on Energy to the Singapore Government.

Lord Mogg was knighted in 2004 and became a Peer in 2008.