Past Events (use drop down arrow to reveal agendas and presentations from the 2021-22 Season onwards)

Invite only - WEF network and in support of Nuclear Risk Insurers and the global Pools.

UK Regulatory Strategy – Net Zero Delivery and Update
Akshay Kaul, Director – Network Strategy, Ofgem

The Changing Role of the System for UK Energy Strategy & Security
Jake Tudge, Director of Corporate Affairs, National Grid Gas Transmission & Metering

Network Strategy: balancing centralised and decentralised powergen and storage to enable secure decarbonisation
Lynne McDonald, Programme Manager - DSO Readiness, UK Power Networks 

Technology & Data-driven Innovation for Optimal Energy Management & Accelerated Cross-Sector Decarbonisation
George Hackford, Energy & Utilities, Google

Delivering the Roadmaps for Carbon-Free Energy Driven by Technology & Industrial Innovation

James Wiseman, Senior Strategic and Economic Adviser, Jacobs

Mitigating risk in the delivery of new UK energy infrastructure – implications for Net Zero funding, infrastructure & markets
Robert GardnerRenewable Energy & Power Leader, WTW

Georgina Penfold, Regultion Director, Inspired Energy

Tidal energy for inshore – onshore zero carbon supply: accelerating progress
Martin Land, Director - Liverpool City Region Projects, Mersey Tidal

Unlocking decarbonisation through low carbon hydrogen
Andy Goodwin, Head of Hydrogen Economics and Markets, Scottish Power

Current Trends in, and the latest Economics of, the Energy Transition: Primary Risks & Uncertainties
Mike Bradshaw, Professor of Global Energy Business School, & Co-Director, UK Energy Research Centre
Gautam Mukherjee, Head of Gas Analytics, BP

Climate Risks: Trends in Capital Flows, Related Corporate Risks, and their Implications
Tara Schmidt, Sustainability & ESG Finance Director, Lloyds Banking Group
Andrew Herring, CEO, Energy & Power, Marsh

The Status of the UK and European Energy Markets, and the Imperative of Political Coordination
Sophie Westlake, Deputy Director - International Energy Unit, FCDO

Andrea Amelio, First Counsellor – Competition & Energy, Delegation of the European Union to the UK

Mariko Higuchi, Deputy Head of Department for Economic & Global Affairs, Embassy of Germany 

UK Energy Strategy & Sector Transformation – Challenges facing Industrial Delivery
Sam McKilligin, Director - Energy Transition, AECOM

Abhi Kohok, Subsurface Director, INEOS

 

 

UN Race to Zero progress to date, and the continued importance of a just transition
Fiona Macklin, Race to Zero Campaign Manager, COP26 High Level Climate Champions 

IPCC6 Mitigation – key outcomes and messages for delivering requisite near-term action
Prof. Michael Grubb, Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources University College London, & Lead Author ‘Framing’ Chapter, IPCC

Net Zero risks in the context of the climate risks we are trying to avoid
Dr. Daniel Quiggin, Senior Research Fellow – Environment & Society Programme, Chatham House

Mitigating risks to low carbon investment and infrastructure – contingent capital flows, project insurability, and their limits…
Lesley Harding, Global Head of Energy, Liberty Group
James Pay, Partner - Energy and Resources Project Finance, Clifford Chance

UK Net Zero Strategy reviewed in the context of the UK’s COP Presidency and 2022’s disruption in energy markets
Chris Thompson, Net Zero Strategy Co-Director, BEIS  

Challenges for transforming for the UK energy system to deliver Net Zero targets in time
Rebecca Sedler, Commercial, Customer & Regulation DirectorNational Grid Ventures
Ruth Herbert, CEO, Carbon Capture & Storage Association
Margaret-Ann SplawnIndustry Advocate - Sustainability, Microsoft

Mitigating Energy Security Risks & Adapting to Climate Threats: Imperatives for a successful transition in the new world context
Julie Scott, Head – Energy Diplomacy, Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office

The importance of global nuclear power deployment – reviewing its current status, and recognising the strategic significance
Sam Bilbao Y Leon, Director General, World Nuclear Association

Nuclear New Build Policy – Contrasting National Developments in a Global Context
Dr Tim Stone, Chairman, Nuclear Risk Insurers & UK Nuclear Industry Association

Abdulla Ahmed Al Marzouqi, Head of Insurance, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC)

Global Issues in Nuclear Safety - the role of inspection, innovation, regulation & insurance
Javier Yllera, Acting Section Head - Safety Assessment Section, IAEA

Neil Donoghue, Partner, Baker & McKenzie

Alain Quere, Head of Nuclear Energy Risks, Swiss Re

 

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Review of the UK”s Net zero Innovation Plan – challenges and opportunities ahead
Dr Mark Taylor FIMA, Deputy Director for Energy Innovation, BEIS

Hydrogen deployment and utility integration: UK growth prospects
Clare Jackson, CEO, Hydrogen UK

Long duration storage: delivering the missing piece of the energy transition in time
Mark Selby, Chief Innovation Officer, Ceres Power

Transitioning gas production: strategies for lower carbon intensity and diversification into CCUS & H2
Pierre Girard, Director of New Energy, Neptune Energy 

Developing the North Sea into a New Zero zone – challenges of transformation
Will Apps, Head of Marine Development, Crown Estate

Integrated new nuclear – blending technologies and diversifying deployment
Gus Hochschild, Partner, Energy and Utilities, PA Consulting

Renewables in the UK – trends and challenges in support of long term Net Zero targets
Maryam Adamji, Partner, Energy & Infrastructure, Linklaters

Integrating bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS): key strategic challenges & carbon considerations
Angela Hepworth, Commercial Director, DRAX

Energy from Waste with integrated CCS – supporting city scale Net Zero transitions
Tess Bridgman, General Counsel, Cory Energy

 

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Climate Risks and Decision Making under Uncertainty: Dynamic Contexts for Delivering the UK Energy Transition
Paul Monks, Chief Scientific Advisor, BEIS

Technology & innovation pathways for delivering the UK’s upstream transition
Martyn Tulloch, Head of Energy System Integration, Net Zero Technology Centre 

Innovation and Deployments Required for UK Power Systems & Networks Transitions
Hari Vamadevan, Exec Director, UK & IrelandDNV

Enabling energy transitions through integrated infrastructure development 
Mike Theobald, Director - Energy Transition, WSP  

An integrated approach to the deployment of future powergenstorage and capture technologies – delivery challenges ahead
Vivienne Chan, Director of Strategy, Doosan Babcock

Innovation in energy services and management: demand side developments for the decarbonisation of commercial infrastructure & organisations
Rob Wheatley, National Manager, Ameresco

Innovation objectives for decarbonising UK transport: near term targets for sustainable fuels and key projects
Simon Buckley, Zero Emission Mobility Lead KTN, Innovate UK

Winter 2022 BEIS energy security review, and energy security in the context of Net Zero requirements
Rob Hewitt, Deputy Director, Energy Security, BEIS 

Gas pricing & procurement – current pressures and strategic challenges facing UK & international energy markets
Dr. Jack Sharples, Research Fellow - Gas Research Programme, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
Andrew Walker, VP LNG Strategy, Cheniere Energy
Steven De Ranter, Managing Director, Interconnector

Carbon Market risks - implications for strategic sector investment and deploying transition infrastructure
Alba Fuentes Delpon, Manager, Climate Risk & Cillian Barry, Analyst, Acasta Risk
Filippo Gaddo, Head of Economics, ARUP

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UK's role in and beyond the COP26 year in support of International Climate Change Actions Plans
Kate Hughes, Director - International Climate Change, BEIS

Sustainable Capital and Risk Mitigation for Net Zero delivery – challenges and options
Claire Dorrian, Head of Sustainable Finance, London Stock Exchange Group
Lesley Harding, Head of Energy, Liberty Global Group 

Climate Change & Public Health – UK & Global Impacts, Trends & Options
Dr. Revati Phalkey, Head, Climate Change and Health Unit, UK Health Security Agency

Review of UK & Global Energy Transitions – progress, pathways and challenges
Dr. James Henderson, Director the Energy Transition Research Initiative, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
Nick Stewart, Partner, Baringa Partners
Jane Dennett-Thorpe, Deputy Director of Strategy & Decarbonisation, Ofgem 

Reflections on COP26, UK Net Zero Strategy and the path ahead
Chris Stark, CEO, Committee on Climate Change

Progress of COP26 policy pathways and goals for the remainder of the UK COP Presidency
Simon Sharpe, Deputy Director, Policy Campaigns at COP26 Unit, Cabinet Office

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Delivering net zero: The UK Continental Shelf in transition
Andy Samuel, CEO, Oil & Gas Authority

Living the Energy Transition, the greening of the North Sea
Mike Tholen, Director of Sustainability, OGUK

E&P Industry Transitions in the North Sea: reflections post-COP26
Arne Gurtner, Senior Vice President for UK & Ireland - Exploration and Production International Business, Equinor 

Decommissioning Considerations for the UKCS in light of Net Zero transition requirements
Minnie Lu, Director of Decommissioning, Wood

Government CCUS Deployment Strategy and Upstream sector integration
Alex Milward, Director - CCUS, BEIS

The essential elements for an investment in CCS - key global insights
Mark Wilkie, Carbon Management Director, Gaffney Cilne

Delivering offshore CCUS solutions – Transit and Storage potential in the UKCS
Christian Fjell, Director, Altera Infrastructure

Industrial Clusters and Hydrogen Production: uncertainties and opportunities ahead
Guy Philips, Business Development Manager, Uniper

Diversifying Onshore E&P into deep geothermal and hydrogen: a credible option?
Ross Glover, Development Director, IGas Energy

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Regulatory Strategy Update – Net Zero Delivery and the role of the Networks
Akshay Kaul, Director – Network Strategy, Ofgem

Power Network Strategy: balancing centralised and decentralised powergen and storage to enable secure decarbonisation
Sotiris Georgiopoulos, Head of Smart Grid Development, UK Power Networks
Nina Skorupska, CEO, Association for Renewable Energy
Dan Hopkinson, Acting CEO, Electralink
Ivan Baldwin, Director - Business Development, Bechtel

Integrated Infrastructure Deployment: challenges across generation, transmission, microgrid deployment, storage and interconnection
Jon Davies, National Grid Interconnectors Operations Director, National Grid
Chris Leach, Environmental Planning Director, Stantec
Andrew McKenzie, Microgrid Lead UK&I, Schneider Electric
Steve Ross, Director – Hydrogen & Decarbonisation, Costain Group

COP26 one month to go: sitrep & preview
Matt Toombs, Director of Engagements and Partnerships, COP26

International Energy Diplomacy – Key UK & Partner roles for Accelerating Clean Energy 
Julie Scott, Head, Energy Diplomacy, Joint International Energy Unit Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and BEIS

The market uncertainties of energy system transformation 
Gareth Davies, Managing Director, AFRY Energy

The impact of a changing physical risk landscape: mitigating climate-related project risk
Andrew Herring, CEO, Energy, Power & Renewables, Marsh

Challenges in (re)directing the investment capital required for the transformations required for 1.5 degrees
Amanda Latham, Head of Policy & Strategy, Barnet Waddingham, and Chair, Stewardship workstream of the Investment Consultants Sustainability Working Group (ICSWG)

UK Net Zero Deliverability in the wake of UK policy announcements 
Tom Glover, UK Country ChairRWE; Sam McKilligin, Director of Zero Carbon Systems, AECOM; 
Kathryn Emmett, Senior Knowledge Lawyer, Slaughter & May

UK Trade - Energy system transitions at the heart of the Global Investment Summit, and maintaining the Race to Zero after COP26
Richard Simon-Lewis, Director of Business Development, Marketing and Communications, UK Export Finance (UKEF)

UK Energy Security – strategic challenges and opportunities in a dynamic world
Rt Hon Liam Fox MP, former Secretary of State for International Trade, and Defence, House of Commons

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The science basis underpinning the ambition for COP26: key markers and messages
Dr Helen Adams, Director of Science Engagement, COP26

Sources of uncertainty in global warming projections, and work underway to reduce uncertainty
Dr. Paolo Ceppi, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment, Imperial College London

Trends in the Health Impacts of Climate Change, and Resilient, Adaptation Strategies
Elena Villalobos Prats, Technical Office of Climate Change and Health, World Health Organisation

Restoring ecosystems to help manage climate risks: key imperatives
Tim Christophersen, Head, Nature for Climate Branch, UN Environment Programme

Ensuring energy system resilience during the net-zero transition
Caroline Field, Head of Energy Resilience, Arup

Sustainable Investability: the development and dominance of key ESG criteria and their strategic implications
Chris Dodwell, Head of Policy and Advocacy, IMPAX Asset Management

Corporate leadership: opportunities, goals and roles as part of the COP26 legacy
Eliot Whittington, Director of Centre for Policy and Industrial Transformation and Corporate Leaders Groups, Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership

Update on the key COP26 Conference Tracks (14.00 – 14.30 incl. Q&A)
Charles Ogilvie, Head of Strategy, COP26 Secretariat

Climate Vulnerable Forum: update on key themes from the South-South discussions and their importance for COP26 (14.30 – 15.00 incl. Q&A)
Her Excellency Saida Muna Tasneem, High Commissioner of Bangladesh to the UK

Climate indicators and warnings: update on global climate models  (15.00 – 15.25)
Dr Joeri Rogelj, Director of Research, Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment

UK Climate Change Risk Assessment update – briefing on 2021 Evidence Report
Kathryn Brown, Head of Adaptation, Committee on Climate Change (15.25 – 15.50)

Reviewing the energy and economic transition strategies of international energy producers (15.50 – 16.15)
Dr. James Henderson, Director, Natural Gas Research Programme, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies 

Climate Security PANEL: 16.15 – 17.00

The implications and uncertainties of climate change for global security and decision-making
Lt. Gen. Richard Nugee, Non-Exec Director, Climate Change, Ministry of Defence

The danger of climate as a threat multiplier – the case for Preventive Action to protect economies and smooth transition risks
Sherri Goodman, former First Deputy Undersecretary of Defense (Env. Security), and Chair - Council on Strategic Risks 

A Changing Climate - Defence response to climate change and strategic options
Ruth Harris, Research Group Director, Defense, Security & Infrastructure, RAND Europe

 

17.45 – close

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