From the outset, PfW has been supported from highly influential individuals in the energy sector. Our Ambassadors are PfW champions who use their position, own profile, influence and network to raise and sustain understanding of the importance of more women operating in the energy industry across middle and senior management.

Board members

Elizabeth Baxter, former Director of Project Finance, Sonnedix

Rubina Singh, M.Eng, former Fund Manager - Deeptech, Octopus Ventures

Loraine Martins OBE FRSA, Global EDI Director, Arup

Emily Bourne, Director, Energy Systems and Networks at Department for Energy Security & Net Zero, UK Government

Matthew Wright, former Head of Strategy and Innovation, National Grid ESO

Simon Fanshawe, Co-founder, Diversity by Design

Nick Wayth, Chief Executive Officer, Energy Institute

Joanna Whittington, Non-Executive Director at SGN, and Non-Executive Director at the Payment Systems Regulator

Ola Balbaa, Wellsite lead Engineer, BP

Katie Jackson, President, National Grid Ventures (POWERful Women Chair)

Tomi Issacs, Senior Director, Corporate Engagement at Catalyst Inc.

Georgina Worrall, Head of POWERful Women

Francesca Putzu, Power Market Analysis Lead for EMEA at Lightsource BP

Energy Leaders’ Coalition

John Evans, CEO, Subsea 7

Tom Glover, UK Chair, RWE

Craig Shanaghey, President Operations EMEA, Wood

Keith Anderson, Chief Executive, Scottish Power

Alistair Phillips-Davies, CEO, SSE Plc

Miya Paolucci, Country Chair, Engie

Simone Rossi, Chief Executive, EDF Energy

Stuart Payne, Chief Executive, North Sea Transition Authority

Chris O'Shea, Group Chief Executive, Centrica plc

Duncan Clark, Head of Region, Ørsted UK

Jonathan Brearley, CEO, Ofgem

Louise Kingham CBE, SVP Europe and Head of Country UK, BP

Simon Oscroft, Interim CEO, So Energy

David Bunch, UK Country Chair, Shell UK

Will Gardiner, CEO, Drax

Mark Hartley, Managing Director - Generation, EDF

Cordi O'Hara, President, National Grid Electricity Distribution, National Grid

Jonathan Brearley, CEO, Ofgem


Rachel Fletcher, Director, Regulation & Economics, Octopus Energy

Melissa Stark, Managing Director, Accenture

Anja-Isabel Dotzenrath, Executive Vice President, Gas and Low Carbon Energy, bp

Chris Norbury, CEO, EON UK

Peter Duff, Independent DEI Consultant

Alison Flower, FCDO Senior Energy Advisor, Department for Energy Security and Net Zero, UK Government

Emily Spearman, Head of Technology and Methodology, Offshore Wind, BP

Leigh-Ann Russell, Chief Innovation Officer, bp

Nicola Murphy AMEI Owner GreenConnect NI

Francis Gugen, Chair, Ruvco and Exec Chair, SML

Lynsey Valentine, Strategy Director, Cavendish Nuclear

Mark Foy, CEO, ONR

Olivia Breese, CEO, SVP, Power-2-X, Ørsted

Lamé Verre FEI, Head of Strategy, Innovation & Sustainability, Energy Customer Solutions at SSE PLC

Dame Ann Dowling, President, Royal Academy of Engineering and NED, BP plc

Deirdre Michie OBE FEI, Chair, Scottish Water

Clare Harbord, External Affairs Director, Drax Group Plc

Ruth Cairnie, Supporting Chair, Chapter Zero

Gwen Parry-Jones, CEO, Magnox Ltd

Colette Cohen OBE FEI, Former CEO, The Net Zero Technology Centre

Juliet Davenport, Co-Founder, Good Energy Group Plc

Emily Spearman, Head of Technology & Methodology, Offshore Wind, bp

Angela Hepworth, Commercial Director, Drax

Charlotte Starkmann, Director, Energise Consultancy

Steve Holliday FREng FEI, Former President, Energy Institute

Aniela Foster-Turner, former Legal Director, Gore Street Capital

Dr Nina Skorupska, CEO, REA

Dame Susan Bruce, Non Executive Director, SSE plc

Rani Koya, Chief Executive Officer, OGL Geothermal

Amisha Patel, Head of Public Affairs and Policy, Mainstream

Meike Imberg, Chair, Diverse Heat Network

Adrienne Kelbie CBE, Owner,

Ivan Baldwin, Director of Business Development, Bechtel, WiN UK

Henry Holland, Specialist Services Director (and head of ESG), Cavendish Nuclear

Lindsay McQuade, Director of Energy EMEA, Amazon Web Services

Úna Brosnan, Vice Chair, Renewable

Melanie Onn, Strategic Advisor, Humber Marine and Renewables

Claire Dykta, Chief Strategy Officer, National Grid ESO

Susan McDonald, Chairman and Co-Founder, Calculus Capital

Alice Delahunty, President of UK Electricity, National Grid

Jane Cooper, Director of Offshore Wind, Renewable UK

Sarah Long, Market Director of Net Zero Energy Business, Atkins - SNC Lavarin

Baroness Sandip Verma, Co-founder, POWERful Women

Alicia Green, Head of Project Management, Offshore Wind Industry Council

Laura Sandys, Co-founder, POWERful Women

John Pettigrew FEI, CEO, National Grid

Alyson Clark, General Counsel, GE Renewable Energy

Joan MacNaughton CB Hon FEI, Chair of The Climate Group

Fiona MacAulay, Chair, Independent Oil and Gas PLC

Vince Pizzoni, Trustee, WES

Hannah Mary Goodlad, Head of Baltic Sea Area Development, Equinor

Sinead Obeng, Environmental Products Regulatory Affairs Manager, Shell

Isla Robb, Managing Director, Opergy Scotland

Helen Elphick, Technical Innovation Partner - Sustainability & Biodiversity, RWE

Jean Llewellyn, Non Executive Director, ONR

Denise Wilson, Chief Executive, The FTSE Women Leaders Review

Tamsin Lishman, Kensa Group, CEO

Myrtle Dawes, CEO, Net Zero Technology Centre

Rebecca Beresford, Director of Net Zero Strategy and Policy, EDF

Nicola Adams, Vice President Strategy, BP

Peter Mather FEI, Advisory Board Chair, Two Magnolias Venture Capital

Sinead Lynch, VP, Low Carbon Fuels, Shell

Frances Morris-Jones FEI, Non-Executive Director and former Chair of the Oil and Gas Authority

Katharine Deschamps, Commercial Development Manager for Offshore Wind, bp

Mark McAllister, Chair, ONR

Angela Terry, CEO, One Home

Bronte Sharp, Lead Consultant and Recruitment Consultant, PRG and Panoramic Associates

Mary Thorogood, External Affairs Director - Marine, The Crown Estate

Louise Davies, Development Project Manager, Exodus

Lily Frenchman, Chief Executive Officer, The Association for Decentralised Energy

Liana Jo Ault, Venture General Manager, Nokia

Jojo Hubbard, CEO, Electron

Monica Collings, Chair, Swarm

Julia Evans, Land & New Homes Sales Director, Solihull

Karinya Turnbull, Chief of Staff, Shell Ventures

Dominic Kieran, Managing Director, Cavendish Nuclear

Hester Cameron, Vice President Global Concept Development, BP