Our corporate film
Energy defines modern life. It lights, heats and cools our businesses and homes, it gets us from A to B, and it is increasingly safe, sustainable and reliable.
But the story of energy is only part told. Shifting to low carbon at the same time as opening up access for the world’s growing population is one of the most pressing challenges facing humanity.
We're proud of our members and partners, which is why our corporate film is all about them. Jaz, David, Robert, Kenny, Rose, Andy and Vivien work in different parts of the energy system and in different parts of the world, but they have one thing in common - they are some of the ingenious professionals making all this possible.
Malcolm Brinded CBE FREng FEI
Former Executive Director Royal Dutch Shell
Malcolm Brinded brings with him a wealth of experience and insight from a global career spanning 38 years at Royal Dutch Shell, including a decade on the main board as Executive Director for Upstream International and for Global Exploration and Production. He was previously Managing Director for Royal Dutch Shell and Shell UK Chairman and remains a trustee of the Shell Foundation. He is a Fellow not just of the EI, but also of the institutions of Civil and Mechanical Engineering and of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and is an Honorary Doctor of Aberdeen and Robert Gordon Universities. He is also Chair of Engineering UK and was awarded a CBE in the 2002 New Year’s Honours list for services to the UK oil and gas industry.
Prof Jim Skea CBE FEI
RCUK Energy Strategy Fellow and Professor of Sustainable Energy Centre for Environmental Policy Imperial College London
Dr Bernie Bulkin FEI, Director Ludgate Investment; Chairman K3 Energy and K3 Solar
Dr Vivienne Cox CBE FEI Chairman Vallourec SA
Steve Holliday FREng FEI former Chief Executive National Grid
Mike Parker CBE FEI, former CEO BNFL
Belinda Mindell FEI, Chief Financial Officer Fred Olsen Renewables
Dr Ibilola Amao FEI, Principal Consultant Lonadek
Prof John I. Currie CEng FEI, Director, Scottish Energy Centre Edinburgh Napier University
Dr Boma Douglas CEng MEI, MD - Operations GBJ Energy Consultants
Andy Hadland GradEI, Chief Development Officer Arenko Cleantech
Carl D. Hughes FCA FEI, former Global Head - Energy & Resources Deloitte
Jim MacRae FEI, Integrity Manager, North Sea and Russia Region Forsys Subsea Ltd
Jaz Rabadia MBE MEI, Chartered Energy Manager, Senior Manager of Energy & Initiatives Starbucks Coffee Company
Alastair Robertson CEng MEI, Director OSL Consulting Engineers
Paul R. Smith FEI, former MD Generation SSE Plc
Emily Spearman CEng MEI, Head of Process Excellence and Compliance Ørsted
Dr Joanne Wade OBE FEI, Chief Executive The Association for the Conservation of Energy
Chief ExecutiveLouise Kingham OBE FEI
Louise has spent the past 24 years working with energy professionals around the world. Prior to her appointment at the head of the EI in 2003, Louise was Director General of the Institute of Petroleum and Chief Executive of the Institute of Energy. Louise is currently a Council member of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Energy Studies and a Board member of the Powerful Women initiative. She is a former President of the Energy Industries Club, Advisory member of the Energy Policy Board at the University of Birmingham and judge for HM Queen’s Prize for Higher and Further Education. In 2006, she received a Global Leadership in Energy Award and in 2011, the OBE from HM Queen for services to the energy industry. In 2017 she was awarded an Honorary Science Doctorate from the University of Bath.
Directors and Heads
Nick Turton, External Affairs Director
Martin Maeso CEnv MEI, Technical Director
Marta Kozlowska MEI, Development Director
Ava Longhurst, Finance Director
Sue Beard, Head of Professional Affairs
Laura Viscione, Head of Events and Training
Will Sadler, Head of International Operations
International Managing Directors
Yewande Abiose, Managing Director, West Africa
Peter Godfrey MEI, Managing Director, SE Asia
Trevor Stott-Brigs, Managing Director, Middle East
The EI's Benevolent Fund exists to provide a range of assistance to those in need. If you are an EI member, former member or a dependent, the Fund may be able to help you. The Fund is made available following generous donations from EI members to support people in times of hardship and financial difficulty to relieve poverty, improve quality of life and encourage personal development through educational support. Email EIBF@energyinst.org to request advice and guidance about your eligibility and how to make an application.
How the benevolent fund has been able to help members on their dependents:
Mr. A suffers from dilated cardiomyopathy and had a pacemaker/defibrillator implanted. He already had a standard type of oxygen concentrator, but this was too heavy to be easily taken away from home, so the Fund paid for the purchase of a portable unit:
The unit enables me to visit friends and relatives, without worrying about heavy oxygen cylinders. Its battery and mains operations give me both security and mobility. I am very grateful for the money to purchase this equipment which is a major medical benefit
Mr. M was unemployed when he was over-whelmed by a heart condition. The Fund has helped with basic advice, together with the purchase of the replacement of essential domestic equipment, and paid for a retraining course:
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Benevolent Fund for all the help they gave me when I was taken ill suddenly. The situation was quite desperate when my wife wrote to the EI on my behalf. She didn't even expect to get a reply, but you stepped in, easing the problems with practical advice and support. Not just then, but even when I was recovering after my triple heart bypass, you still continued to contact us, and even helped me get back to work. It was so much appreciated, and even now 6 yrs later you still take an interest in what I am doing. Thank you.
Mrs. A was widowed and obliged to work part-time to supplement her income at a time when most people are thinking of retirement:
The assistance from the Benevolent Fund has helped me remain in my home and given me the chance to do what I wanted - to go and see my daughter.
Mr. W has suffered from continuous bad health since his divorce. Apart from help with essential purchases the Fund has focused on keeping him mobile:
I had recently recovered from a nervous breakdown when I approached the EI for help. I received a phone call asking a few questions and filled in a form, and a couple of weeks later I received a cheque in the post , which not only cleared my overdraft but enabled me to have the first holiday for many years. A couple of times in the last few years I have had financial problems, incurred through ill health related unemployment. On both occasions the EI, without question, helped me through that particular bad patch. I am so grateful to the management committee for help in these hard times.
Mr C wanted to improve his personal and professional development as a presenting author and participant at an international technical conference:
The sustainable energy technologies (SET) conference in South America was an amazing experience for me. At the conference I gained both technical and personal knowledge that I would not have, had I not attended. My paper was also well received. On a personal level I was introduced to how different cultures approach to problems and the roles of professionals in project teams. Also by travelling to and attending the conference on my own I feel far more confident to face similarly challenging situations in the future. I would like to thank the EI Benevolent Fund for the support it gave me to aid my professional and personal development.