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Patrick New elected as non-executive director at Smart Energy GB

Smart Energy GB, the voice of the national smart meter rollout, has announced that Patrick New has been elected to its board as a non-executive director.

Patrick, who has eight years’ experience as a director in the energy sector, was elected by small energy suppliers (domestic energy suppliers with fewer than 250,000 customers).

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



Notes to editors

Smart Energy GB non-executive directors, full list:

  • Mark Lund (Non-Executive Chair)
  • Jane Bednall
  • Mike Dixon
  • Jean Fiddes
  • Rofi Ishan
  • Mervyn Kohler
  • Christopher Macleod
  • Christine McGourty
  • Steve Muliganie
  • Patrick New
  • Chris Thewlis
  • Stephen Veal
  • Shwezin Win

About Smart Energy GB

Smart Energy GB is the voice of the 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, including our Annual Report, 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. To find out how you can get a smart meter from your energy supplier please visit

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]; 07747690432

Janqui Mehta: [email protected]; 0203 019 1063