Optimising operations to deliver more for less
The utilities sector is responsible for much of the strategic national infrastructure that underpins our way of life, yet the challenge of maintaining, upgrading and expanding the infrastructure to deliver these essential services cannot be overstated.
Join this discussion to understand the role technology has to play in transforming this operational challenge into an opportunity so that you can be more competitive, without compromising on safety or service.
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Eliane recently joined SSE as Operations Director. She has over 20 years’ experience in infrastructure asset management and business planning in the Water and Rail sectors. She is a chartered civil engineer with an MSc and PhD in civil engineering from Glasgow University and is a fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers. She started her career at Veolia Water where she carried out a number of different roles, including Network and Leakage Strategy Manager, when she had responsibility for the development of a £130m 5-year capital programme.
Kate Grant is the Director of Central Operations at Cadent Gas and previously held roles at Turner & Townsend, The Olympic Delivery Authority and E.ON. She's got an MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development from the University of Cambridge. She's got a solid track record in delivering world class, high-profile infrastructure programmes, from being site electrical engineer for the construction of an open cycle gas turbine power station in South Africa, to carrying out electrical technical assurance and facilities management for world-class sporting venues during the London 2012 Olympic Games. Most recently, she lead the development and tracking of key project metrics in the Strategic Programme Management Office, reporting to the Heathrow Terminal 2 Leadership team.
Steve Wilson has been reappointed as a non-executive director from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2023. He is the Managing Director of Wastewater Service at Dwr Cymru Welsh Water and is responsible for the operational management and strategic development of the Wastewater Service including 840 sewage works, around 2,000 pumping stations and 35,000 kilometres of sewers. He leads for the company on maintenance, transport, energy and environmental regulation.
Steve was appointed to Coal Authority Board as a non-executive director from April 2017.
Mike is passionate about technology delivering value, working in the sector for over 30 years. Focused on helping Energy and Utilities companies innovate since deregulation in 1998, he brings deep experience with complex problem solving and how to deliver change. Working directing in the Utilities Industry and with global technology providers, Mike brings together a unique perspective for both sides.
Specific topics of interest and experience for Mike include: Field Service management, Infrastructure Asset performance, UK Energy Service and Supply, and delivering next generation customer & employee experiences. Mike really enjoys discovering new ways of working, simplifying complex processes and enabling transparency to customers, employees and key stakeholders.
Juliette has a wealth of experience across television and radio, having worked at Bloomberg back in the 90s, moving to Sky afterwards, as well as working at BBC World in the business unit.