Gas NIC Expert Panel

As part of the annual competition for funding under the Gas Network Innovation Competition the Expert Panel will advise the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority on its decision over which Project(s) should be awarded funding.

The panel brings knowledge and expertise covering energy network industries, environmental policy, technical and engineering issues, economics and finance, and consumer interests. The panel members are:

Miriam Greenwood OBE (Chair)

Miriam is a non-executive director of Gartmore Global Trust plc and Eclipse Shipping Limited and is a founding partner of SPARK Advisory Partners. From 2004 to 2013 she was a member of the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority. She is currently a special Advisor to RIIO-ED1 Committee of the Authority.

Sean Sutcliffe

Sean is Chief Executive of Green Biologics, a non-executive director of Indian ISP You Broadband and a trustee of international development charity Practical Action. He has 14 years’ experience at BG Group plc in a variety of roles spanning operations, business development and strategy.

Prof. David Newbery

David is a Research Fellow in the Control and Power Research Group at Imperial College London, a Director of the Cambridge Electricity Policy Research Group and Emeritus Professor of Applied Economics at the University of Cambridge. He has managed research projects on utility privatisation and regulation, electricity restructuring and market design, transmission access pricing and his active research includes climate change policies.

Ron Chapman

Ron has been CEO and latterly Chairman of WRc plc since 2004. He was previously CEO of Advantica (Formerly British Gas Technology) specialists providing innovative technical solutions to energy and other utilities. Ron has considerable experience of utilities including time spent at Southern Water.

Trisha McAuley OBE

Trisha is an independent consumer expert and an experienced Non-Executive Director.  For over twenty years, she was a senior executive in UK and Scottish consumer organisations and is the former Scottish Director of Consumer Futures.  She was awarded an OBE for services to consumer affairs in 2015.  She has been an influential public policy leader, working effectively with parliaments, governments, regulators, business and public services at strategic level. Trisha is the Independent Chair of the National Grid RIIO2 Gas and Electricity Transmission Stakeholder Groups.  She is also the Independent Chair of both the Grid Code Review Panel and the Connections and Use of Systems (CUSC) Panel. 

Publications and updates

  • Published: 17th Jun 2015
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We are pleased to announce that we have appointed a new member each to the Expert Panels for the Gas and Electricity Network Innovation Competitions (NICs).