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Durham University

Durham Energy Institute

Ian Marchant Biography: Visiting Professor

Ian was Chief Executive of SSE, one of the UK's leading utility companies and Scotland's largest industrial company for over ten years. He stepped down from that position in the summer of 2013. He is now Chairman of Infinis Energy plc, a renewable energy company preparing to list on the UK Stock Exchange, Senior Independent Director of the quoted oil services company, the John Wood group and is a Non-Executive Director of Aggreko plc who provide standby generation to global customers. He is also Chairman of Scotland's 2020 climate delivery group, President of the UK's Energy Institute and vice chair of the Maggie’s Cancer Charity. He is also involved with some small Scottish businesses in the energy industry. A long time ago he qualified as an accountant after graduating from Durham with an Economics degree.