EI Awards judging panel
Entries for the EI Awards are peer-reviewed by an independent panel of respected industry experts.
Chair of the EI Awards judging panel
Dame Angela Strank DSc FRS FREng FIChemE FEI, Non-Executive Board Director of Rolls Royce plc, SSE plc and Mondi plc
Dame Angela Strank is a Non-Executive Board Director of Rolls Royce Holdings plc, SSE plc and Mondi plc. From 2014 - April 2022 she was also a Non-Executive Director of Severn Trent Water plc. Angela chairs the Safety, Ethics and Sustainability Board Sub-Committee at Rolls Royce, the Remuneration Committee at Mondi and she was the former chair of the Corporate Sustainability Committee at Severn Trent. Angela has had a long and distinguished 38 year career in the energy industry, working in many countries around the world. Having joined BP in 1982 as a geologist in exploration she has held a wide range of technical and commercial leadership roles across upstream and downstream including Chief Financial Officer Castrol (Americas), BP/Statoil Alliance Manager Nigeria, Business Development Manager Angola, Technology Vice President, and Head of the bp Group Chief Executive’s Office.
Access to Energy
Liz Warren, Director, SE2
Liz is a Director and Co-Founder of SE2, which helps individuals, communities and organisations build their capacity to respond to climate change. She has supported cities and municipalities in developing their Climate Emergency Action Plans, including detailed work supporting stakeholder and community engagement on heat networks, energy efficiency, carbon reduction in schools and tackling fuel poverty. She has conducted research and product development within the commercial sector, focusing on the opportunities for citywide interventions in commercial property and on how digitalisation and smart energy systems can support decarbonisation. Liz is a Director of Frome Renewable Energy Co-op, a Trustee of sustainability education charity SE-ED and an individual member of the Association for Decentralised Energy.
Diana Davidson FEI, Founder, Managing Director, Vertemis
Diana Davidson began her career in the energy industry 22 years ago, when she joined what later became the Energy Institute as a cleantech pioneer. Since then, her teams within the IS and Professional Services industry have digitally transformed built, enterprise and natural environments and won several global awards for delivering ground breaking clean technology programmes - future proofing Government and Corporate objectives by optimising the decarbonisation of Infrastructure, Utilities, Financial Services, Retail, Communities, Transport and Food. Diana became a Chartered Environmentalist Member of the Energy Institute in 2010 and a Fellow in 2019. She is also a Fellow of the Energy Managers Association and the Royal Society of Arts, elected Chair and Treasurer of the Central London Energy Management Group and Managing Director of Vertemis, the cleantech development practice which she founded in 2010.
Lucy Hayes CEnv MEI Chartered Energy Manager, Principal Energy Professional, Jacobs
Lucy is an Associate Director in the Carbon and Energy team at Jacobs. She has worked on a variety of infrastructure projects, quantifying and reducing carbon emissions and energy consumption in both the construction and operation phases. She is a Chartered Energy Manager, Chartered Environmentalist and ESOS Lead Assessor and has completed energy and carbon management programmes for various clients including a multinational telecommunications company and a leading UK supermarket chain. She has also worked with Government departments, auditing energy accreditation schemes and undertaking ESOS compliance audits.
Georgina Phillips, Environment Senior Manager, EDF
Georgina is an Environmental Scientist with over 20 years of experience in a wide variety of sectors. Having started her career in environmental permit compliance for pharmaceuticals, she then moved into industrial permitting as a Regulator at Leeds City Council. She then went on to an 8-year career in environmental consultancy, specialising in industrial permitting, EMS development and implementation, and environmental auditing, before moving to in-house environmental management at The Cooperative Group. In her current role at EDF, Georgina is responsible for cross-company environment and energy compliance, working with the nuclear and coal power stations, new nuclear construction projects, and Customers and Corporate business. Georgina is a member of the Energy Institute Environmental Management Group.
Health and Safety
Scott Templeton, HM Principal Inspector Health & Safety, Health & Safety Executive
Scott is a chartered chemical engineer with over 20-years’ experience working in the oil and gas industry across a range of organisations including consultancies, operators and the regulator. His roles in that time have ranged from process design, offshore rotations and operations management with international operators. Currently, he is HM Principal Inspector of Health & Safety within the Health & Safety Executive where he has responsibility for regulation of the UKCS basin focusing on all aspects of process engineering and process safety.
Adrien Lebrun CEng MEI, Head of Asset Investments at Dare
Adrien is Head of Asset Investments at Dare and is responsible for building Dare’s renewables business – investing in battery and renewable assets. He has worked in energy storage for over six years and has extensive experience across the energy industry working to identify, design and deliver technologies that reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions around the world. Adrien is a Chartered Engineer, guest lecturer at Imperial College and a member of the Energy Institute’s Energy Advisory Panel.
Roger Humphreville, Vice President Stakeholder Management, OGCI Climate Investments
As Vice President Stakeholder Management for OGCI Climate Investments, Roger Humphreville is responsible for ensuring all partnerships are backed up with the insight and process needed to make their goals a reality. Prior to joining Climate Investments, Roger worked globally with Amoco and then BP in a variety of technical and management positions in exploration and production, commercial and technology teams. These included Head of the Chief Scientist’s Office, Director of Upstream Technology Integration, Senior Director of Government Affairs and VP, Exploration. Roger holds an M.B.A. and M.Sc. in Geology, and is a Certified Petroleum Geologist.
John Moylan, Senior Advisor, Stonehaven & former BBC Industry and Employment Correspondent
John is a communications specialist. He leads the media function at the strategic communications consultancy Stonehaven and advises some of Britain's leading businesses on corporate communications. Prior to joining Stonehaven John led the BBC’s coverage of energy, reporting for national news bulletins from nuclear power plants, wind and solar farms, fracking sites and offshore platforms. As the BBC’s Industry & Employment Correspondent, his brief also encompassed major stories including the VW diesel scandal and the crisis in the steel industry, as well as industrial relations and the gig economy. John’s BBC career spanned “Tomorrow’s World”, the dot com boom, the financial crisis and Brexit. He also spent several years in Brussels as the BBC's Europe Business Reporter covering the EU institutions and world trade talks.
Talent, Development and Learning
Dr. Ibilola Amao FEI, Principal Consultant, Lonadek Global Services, STEM Specialist & Entrepreneur
Dr. Ibilola Amao is the Principal Consultant of Lonadek Global Services, Member of the IP Week Board and a member of the panel of Judges for Royal Academy of Engineering UK Africa Prize. She has over 30 years’ experience in deploying Engineering Technology and Innovations Solutions through Lonadek and their partnerships. Lonadek delivers innovative Human Capital Development Initiatives (HCDIs), has empowered over 15,000 Engineers since 1991, 100,000 STEM talent since 2006 and 10,000 TECH talent.
Young Energy Professional of the Year
Dr Rachel Lee FEI CEng, Chartered Energy Manager, BEIS
Rachel is an electrical engineer by background with over 30 years’ experience in the energy sector ranging from operation and maintenance of industrial utility plant through design and construction of combined heat and power and renewables plant. She has worked for the South Australian Government on peak demand management and held responsibility for the reliability panel of the Australian Electricity Market. Back in the UK she managed a renewables support organisation in the Yorkshire region and has run her own energy and sustainability consultancy for 10 years working on biomass supply chains, wind and solar projects. In 2021, she completed a PhD exploring human behaviour and electric vehicles, seeking to understand how they will be adopted by different social groups, the consequent network impacts and opportunities, and how best to mitigate social inequalities. Rachel now works for the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy working on clean heat policy.
Recognising achievement, sustainability and innovation
For 23 years the EI Awards celebrated the most outstanding people, products and initiatives from across the global energy sector. The awards attract entries from businesses which make the industry safer, cleaner and more sustainable, and which champion new initiatives in energy to make a real difference to society. The EI Awards is recognised as the energy industry’s most important competition. Showcasing the most ground-breaking work in the energy sector. It provides a platform for the industry to celebrate those businesses and individuals who innovate, communicate and drive up the standards of professionalism within the sector. Aligning your company and brand with this prestigious competition will allow you to share your core values with the industry and to gain recognition for your excellence and leadership. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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