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
Stephen Burgin FEI, Director, Offshore Wind Growth Partnership
Steve, an engineer, has worked in the world of energy for over 30 years and has held a number of executive and high level management roles in major international engineering companies. Most recently, Steve led the commercial activities of GE Power in Europe, supplying power plants and transmission systems, and was previously the UK Country President for the Alstom Group supplying projects and equipment for electricity generation, transmission and distribution, and rail transportation.
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.
Dr Joanne Wade OBE FEI, Deputy Director, The Association for Decentralised Energy
Dr Joanne Wade is a sustainable energy expert with 30 years’ experience in energy efficiency and community energy. She is the Deputy Director of the Association of Decentralised Energy (ADE), a Trustee of the Energy Institute (EI) and Chair of the EI’s Energy Advisory Panel. Her work is currently focused on buildings energy efficiency policy and practice.
Lucy Hayes, Principal Energy Professional, Jacobs
Lucy is a Principal Energy Professional in the Carbon and Energy team at Jacobs. She has worked on a variety of infrastructure projects, aiming to quantify and reduce the carbon emissions and energy consumption in both the construction and operation phases. She is a Chartered Energy Manager and ESOS Lead Assessor and has completed energy 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.
Michelle Horsfield CEnv MEI, Director, Sustainability Consulting
Michelle is an Environmental Scientist by background with 20 years experience managing environmental issues in the energy sector. She is respected for her pragmatic approach and previously chaired the EI’s Upstream Environmental Group. Michelle worked in corporate strategy at BP, where her passion for addressing climate change whilst delivering energy was a key focus. Her background in sustainable development ties in with fostering a complete understanding of the environmental trade-offs made at each stage of the energy production cycle. She is a Chartered Environmentalist and a Member of EI.
Health and Safety
Ashley Hynds, HM Principal Inspector of Health and Safety – Offshore Process Engineering, Health & Safety Executive
Ashley is a chemical engineer by training, and worked in process plant design and operations for ICI and INEOS for 18 years. He is currently Principal Inspector of Process Engineering for the UK offshore oil and gas sector, within the Health & Safety Executive. A key focus of his role is ensuring that operators have effective systems in place to prevent major losses of hydrocarbon containment, such as occurred at Piper Alpha. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, and a registered Professional Process Safety Engineer.
Professor John Loughhead OBE CB, Chief Scientific Adviser, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
John’s professional career has been predominantly in industrial research and development for the electronics and electrical power industries, including advanced, high power industrial gas turbines, new energy conversion systems, spacecraft thermal management, electrical and materials development for electricity generation and transmission equipment, and electronic control systems. He has extensive international experience in both industry and academia.
Dr Pratima Rangarajan, CEO, OGCI Climate Investments
Dr Pratima Rangarajan is the CEO of OGCI Climate Investments, a fund set up to reduce carbon emissions in the energy, industrial and transportation sectors. Before joining OGCI Climate Investments, Pratima was the General Manage for GE’s Onshore Wind product Line and the General Manager for GE’s Energy Storage start up. She had previously held the role of Deputy Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President, Emerging Technology and Research at Vestas Wind Systems. Pratima has a PhD in chemical engineering from Princeton University and a BS in Chemical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
John Moylan, Director, Stonehaven and former BBC Industry & Employment Correspondent
John Moylan led the BBC’s coverage of energy, reporting for national TV & Radio News Bulletins from nuclear power plants, wind farms, fracking sites and from offshore in the North Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. As the BBC’s Industry & Employment Correspondent, he also covered major stories including the steel industry crisis, the VW diesel scandal, industrial relations and the gig economy. John’s 20 year BBC career spanned “Tomorrow’s World”, the dot com boom, the financial crisis and a spell in Brussels as Europe Business Reporter covering the EU institutions and WTO trade talks. John is now a director with the strategy and reputation consultancy Stonehaven.
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, a trustee of the Energy Institute, 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 has trained over 15,000 Engineers since 1991 and empowered over 98,000 STEM talent since 2006.
Young Energy Professional of the Year
Cheryl Hiles FEI, Sector Director of Energy and Environment, Pell Frischmann Consultants
Cheryl’s specialities include transitioning to a smart, sustainable energy system; energy strategy, social enterprise, business development, business planning, sustainable energy policy, advocacy, spatial planning, government liaison, change management, team management & building. Cheryl chairs the Entrepreneurial Women in Renewable Energy network, established by Regen to support the renewable energy sector to harness talent from across the sector.
Recognising achievement, sustainability and innovation
For 21 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 email@example.com.
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