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Durham Energy Institute

Advisory Board

Durham Energy Institute works closely with members of the Advisory Board to ensure that we continue to understand and lead thinking within the UK and Global Energy Industry. Members of the Advisory Board have been chosen from across the technology spectrum and societal spectrum and can offer industry links, advice, language skills and support into new markets, collaborations and countries. Members are also able to provide advice and feedback on project feasibility and project funding mechanisms. They are all happy to provide guest lectures to any department within the University, as well as Student internships. Please contact if you would like to learn more about how the Advisory Board could support the development of your own ideas.

Alan Lowdon, Chairman, Advisory Board
CEO Invisotech

Mike Burrett, Deputy Chairman, Advisory Board
BA MBA FCMI Senior Vice President ION Geophysical Corporation (retired 2009)

Professor Sandra Bell
Department of Anthropology, Durham University

Maggie Bosanquet
Sustainability, Carbon and Climate Change Team Leader at Durham County Council

Paul Bowens
Business Development Director, Cenergist

Paul Brettwood
VP, Technology & Strategic Marketing at ION Geophysical

Ian Burdon
Seaton Associates

Laurence Carpanini
Director Smarter Energy Solutions, Europe, IBM UK Limited

Jenny Cooper
Energy Industry Consultant

Chris Jones
Technical Leader, Gutteridge, Haskins & Davey (GHD)

Ignacio Marti
Innovation and Research Director at the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult

Dr Colin Merritt

Hans Moller
Innovation Director North East LEP

Helen Moss
Ernst & Young

Nicholas Ogilvie, ex officio member
President and Founder of the Durham Energy Society

Jenny Saunders OBE
Chief Executive, National Energy Action

Benj Sykes
Operations Director and Deputy Country Manager, DONG Energy Renewables UK

Barbara Vest
Energy UK

Wilf Wilde
Visiting Fellow, St Johns College, Durham University

Andrew Wright
Group Finance Director, Ofgem