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Durham University

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 lynn.gibson@durham.ac.uk 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
Managing Director, Rivus Technology

Mike Burrett, Vice Chairman, Advisory Board
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 (Retired)


Paul Brettwood
VP, Technology & Strategic Marketing at ION Geophysical


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


Andrew Clark
Programme Lead for the Energy Sector, NELEP

Jenny Cooper
Energy Industry Consultant


Matthew Gordon
All-Party Parliamentary Group for Energy Studies Administrator

Shaun Hunt (Ex Officio)
President, Student Energy Society

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

Brian Matthews
Strategic Outage Manager, EDF Energy


Paul McKeever
Head of Strategic Research, ORE Catapult


Helen Stockton
Research Manager, National Energy Action

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


Barbara Vest
Special Advisor, Energy UK


Rob Williams

General Manager, Procurement - British Telecom PLC

Andrew Wright
Independent Energy Consultant & Professor in Practice