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Non-executive director appointments at Smart Energy GB

12th May 2016

Smart Energy GB, the voice of the national smart meter rollout, has announced the appointment of non-executive directors to its board.

The following people have been elected as non-executive directors of Smart Energy GB by relevant energy suppliers (ie domestic energy suppliers with more than 250,000 customers):

•    Jane Bednall
•    Jean Fiddes
•    Chris Thewlis
•    Stephen Veal
•    Shwezin Win

Christine McGourty also continues her current term as a non-executive director of Smart Energy GB, elected by relevant energy suppliers.

Rofi Ishan also continues his current term as a non-executive director of Smart Energy GB, elected by small domestic energy suppliers.

The following person has been elected as a non-executive director of Smart Energy GB by non-domestic energy suppliers:

•    Steve Mulinganie

The following person has been nominated by Citizens Advice as a non-executive director of Smart Energy GB:

•    Mike Dixon

The following people have been appointed as non-executive directors of Smart Energy GB to represent energy consumers:

•    Mervyn Kohler
•    Christopher McLeod

Smart Energy GB is a not-for-profit company, limited by guarantee, tasked by government to engage consumers with the national smart meter rollout.

Mark Lund, Chair of Smart Energy GB, said: “I am delighted to be working alongside a group of non-executive directors on the Smart Energy GB board who have such an excellent depth and breadth of experience of energy consumers, behaviour change campaigning and the energy industry.  Alongside the Smart Energy GB management team, it is our board’s role to ensure that Smart Energy GB’s national campaign engages consumers right across Great Britain with the national smart meter rollout.  Smart meters are already transforming the way Britain buys and uses its energy, and we want to make sure everyone is able to benefit from this digital transformation to the country’s last remaining analogue retail sector.”

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Notes to editors

About Smart Energy GB

Smart Energy GB is the national campaign for Great Britain’s smart meter rollout. It’s our task to help everyone in Great Britain understand smart meters, the national rollout and how to use their new meters to get their gas and electricity under control. Our national campaign has already begun and will reach all households and microbusinesses in England, Scotland and Wales. For more information visit our website.

About smart meters and the rollout

Smart meters will replace the traditional meters we currently have in our homes. They will provide consumers with accurate bills, near real time information on energy usage in pounds and pence, and greater control over their gas and electricity. The smart meter rollout is an essential technology upgrade, unprecedented in its scale, to improve Great Britain’s energy infrastructure. Between now and 2020, everyone across England, Scotland and Wales will be offered a smart meter by their energy supplier at no extra cost. More than three million smart meters have already been installed. Find out how you can get a smart meter from your energy supplier.

Smart Energy GB media contacts

For more information including interview requests, case studies of smart meter users, infographics, photography and video content please contact the Smart Energy GB media team:

Lucy Maggs: [email protected]; 0203 019 1054 / 07747 690 432