CEO panel, Friday 15 October 2021

Chris Burchell is part of an impressive line-up for the CEO Panel at the Energy Networks Innovation Conference and networking event.

The CEO Panel will be discussing:

  • what COP26 means for the future of the energy networks
  • what the energy networks are doing to support net zero
  • their vision is for the future of the Energy sector in 2030 and 2050

Speaker profile

Chris joined SSE in November 2020 as the MD for SSEN Distribution from Arriva, where he served as Managing Director – UK Trains for six years.

He has experience spanning both private and public sectors with a wide breadth covering operations management, programme change management, strategic planning and commercial contract bidding and delivery. Employing a team of over 3,500, SSEN Distribution is responsible for the maintenance, operation and development of the electricity distribution networks across central southern England and the north of Scotland, delivering power to over 3.8 million homes and businesses.

Chris began his career at Railtrack in 1996 and following a period as an official in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, joined the Go-Ahead Group, where he was Director of Operations, Thames Trains and Managing Director for the Southern Rail franchise. In 2013, Chris spent a three-year term as a non-executive Director for the water regulator, Ofwat, and served as non-executive Chair of the national industry body, the Rail Delivery Group for four years.

Why Attend The Summit?

The Summit is the only event of its kind, designed to bring together energy network innovators and decision makers from across the UK. You’ll hear from top speakers in the industry and be able to meet your peers as well as visit an exhibition hall packed with companies offering cutting edge solutions.

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