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Industry veteran appointed Energy Institute Vice President


Ørsted Board member, former Chief Executive of Galp and Shell Executive Committee member, Andy Brown OBE FEI, has today been appointed Vice President and Honorary Secretary of the Energy Institute (EI).

Officially appointed by members at the professional membership body’s Annual General Meeting, the former Shell Executive Committee member and Upstream Director succeeds Dame Vivienne Cox FEI, who steps down after 7 years of valuable contribution.

Commenting on his appointment, Andy Brown OBE FEI said:

“I’m thrilled to be joining the Council of the Energy Institute, an organisation I have long admired for its work accelerating a just global energy transition to net zero.

“From the EI’s industry-leading technical work programme to its key products and events - such as International Energy Week, the Statistical Review of World Energy and EnergyAware – it is leading the charge as changemakers in the sector.

“I’m excited about the opportunity to work with the Council to help inform energy decision making, enabling industry and consumers to make energy lower carbon, safer and more efficient.”

Energy Institute Chief Executive, Nick Wayth CEng FEI, said:

“I’m delighted to welcome Andy to the Energy Institute’s Council, bringing with him decades of experience and insight from across the energy and wider commercial sector.

“During his four-decade career spanning the breadth of the energy industry, Andy led multiple business functions and I know his experience and expertise will be of immeasurable help to myself and the Council.

“I’d also like to take the opportunity to thank Dame Vivienne Cox FEI for her invaluable service to the Council. A tireless champion of the Energy Institute, Vivienne has been a pillar of support during her seven years as Vice President and Honorary Secretary.”  

Following the Annual General Meeting, EI members were given the opportunity to pose questions to the authors of the recently published Statistical Review of World Energy, of which the Energy Institute took custodianship from bp this year, following over 70 continuous years of publication.

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  1. For media enquiries, please contact Neil Michie on 020 7467 7132 or
  2. A biography of Andy Brown can be found here, and a photograph here.
  3. The EI’s new council of trustees in full:
    • President:
      - Juliet Davenport OBE HonFEI, Founder, Good Energy
    • Vice Presidents:
      - Greg Jackson FEI, Founder & Chief Executive, Octopus Energy
      - Rt Hon Prof Charles Hendry CBE HonFEI, Former Energy Minister, UK Government
      - Aleida Rios FREng FEI, Senior Vice President of Engineering, bp
    • Vice President and Honorary Secretary:
      - Andy Brown OBE FEI, Non-Executive Director, Ørsted
    • Honorary Treasurer:
      - Simardeep Soor FEI, Assistant Director, UK Government Investments
    • Members:
      - Professor John Currie CEng FEI, Director, Scottish Energy Centre Edinburgh Napier University
      - Professor Robert Gross FEI, Director, UK Energy Research Centre, UCL
      - Andy Hadland AMEI, Chief Development Officer, Arenko Cleantech
      - Michael Howie AMEI, Strategy and Business Development Manager, Global E&C
      - Lisa Rebora FEI, Senior Vice President of Emerging & Future Business, Equinor
      - Emily Spearman CEng FEI, Head of Technology and Methodology, bp
      - Dr Joanne Wade OBE FEI, Chief Strategic Advisor, The Association for Decentralised Energy
  1. The Energy Institute (EI) is the chartered professional membership body for people who work across the world of energy.
    Our purpose is to create a better energy future for our members and society by accelerating a just global energy transition to net zero.
    We do this by attracting, developing, and equipping the diverse future energy workforce; informing energy decision-making through convening expertise and advice; and enabling industry and consumers to make energy lower carbon, safer, and more efficient.