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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 if you would like to learn more about how the Advisory Board could support the development of your own ideas.

Dr Charlotte Adams, Commercial Manager – Mine Energy, The Coal Authority
Professor Sandra Bell
Maggie Bosanquet
Paul Bowens
Mike Burrett
Laurence Carpanini, Director Smarter Energy Solutions, Europe, IBM UK Limited
Henry Carr, President, Student Energy Society
Andrew Clark, Programme Lead for the Energy Sector, NELEP
Dr Jenny Cooper MBE, Independent Energy Industry Consultant
Patrick Erwin, Policy and Markets Director, Northern Powergrid
Helen Goodman, Independent Energy Advisor
Matthew Gordon, All-Party Parliamentary Group for Energy Studies (PGES) Administrator
Professor Simon Hogg, Head of Engineering Department, Durham University
Chris Jones, Technical Leader, Gutteridge, Haskins & Davey (GHD)
Professor Alan Lowdon, Managing Director, Rivus Technology & Advisory Board Chair
Brian Matthews, Independent Energy Consultant
Dr Cathy McClay, Director of Strategy, Policy & Regulation, Sembcorp Energy UK
Paul McKeever, Head of Strategic Research, ORE Catapult
Helen Stockton, Research Manager, National Energy Action
Dr Hongjian Sun, Associate Professor, Department of Engineering & DEI Fellows Representative to Advisory Board
Benj Sykes, Operations Director and Deputy Country Manager, Ørsted Energy Renewables UK
Dr Barbara Vest OBE, Special Advisor, Energy UK
Rob Williams, General Manager, Procurement - British Telecom PLC
Professor Andrew Wright, Independent Energy Consultant & Professor in Practice