EI LIVE free webinar | Meet Dr Nick Wayth CEng MIMechE FEI

  • Online webinar
  • 28-05-2021
  • 10:00 - 11:00
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10.00-11.00 (UK time).

In May 2021, the Energy Institute welcomes Nick Wayth as its new Chief Executive.

An experienced industry leader, Nick spent more than two decades at BP, initially in conventional fuels around the world, and latterly as Chief Development Officer of Alternative Energy, leading the company’s strategy and business development in renewable technologies. 

This is your opportunity to hear from Nick about his career to date, the role of the Energy Institute on the journey to net zero and in attracting the diverse talent needed by the sector.

Nick will be in conversation with EI trustee Dr Joanne Wade OBE FEI, Chief Strategic Advisor at the Association for Decentralised Energy.

This event is for members and non-members. It is free to attend, but registration is required.


Dr Nick Wayth CEng MIMechE FEI - Chief Executive, Energy Institute

Nick Wayth has held a broad career at the forefront of change in the energy industry as it adapts ever faster to tackling climate change. Nick spent nearly 22 years at BP plc in a broad variety of executive and management roles. Most recently Nick held the post of Chief Development Officer of Alternative Energy, where he led BP’s strategy and business development in a broad range of renewable technologies, including solar, offshore wind and digital energy. Through this role Nick was also a member of the BP Ventures Investment Committee, sponsoring several of BP’s venture investments.

Prior to this Nick held senior roles as VP Competitor Intelligence and as Head of North America Investor Relations, based in Houston. Nick’s early career was spent in a variety of operational, technical, and commercial roles in the upstream business, based offshore in the North Sea, Aberdeen, Algeria and London. Nick holds a PhD in Mechanical / Electrical Engineering and a degree in Mechanical Engineering, both from the University of Southampton.  Nick is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer and a Fellow of the Energy Institute. Nick is passionate about creating an inclusive and supportive environment for working parents and carers and was the executive sponsor for an active resource group at BP’s St James’s Square office. Nick also advises and mentors entrepreneurs in energy start-up companies. Outside of work, Nick enjoys running, cycling, yoga and spending time with his wife, Debbie, and their two sons.

Dr Joanne Wade OBE FEI - Chief Strategic Advisor, 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 Chief Strategic Advisor of the Association of Decentralised Energy (ADE), a Trustee of the Energy Institute (EI) and former Chair of the EI’s Energy Advisory Panel. Her work is currently focused on buildings energy efficiency policy and practice.

Prior to her current roles, Joanne held posts including Chief Executive of the Association for the Conservation of Energy (ACE), CEO of Impetus Consulting, Research Director at ACE and post-doctoral researcher at the University of Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute. Joanne is also Vice President of the European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy and an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at Imperial College London; previously she chaired the EI’s HR Committee, chaired the Board of Trustees of the Eaga Charitable Trust and served as a Commissioner on the London Sustainable Development Commission.