Meet the ESO Networks Stakeholder Group

On this page, you can see who the panel members are in the ESO Networks Stakeholder Group (ENSG). 

The ENSG’s role was to help ensure that the ESO developed fair and transparent early competition and offshore coordination proposals that incorporate and balance feedback from affected stakeholders.

The group is made up of experts from the technology supply industry, investor groups, representatives from transmissions owners, generators, all experts within their fields to ensure a wide range of interests are considered. 

You can download ENSG's early competition report here and all minutes from the meetings here.

Fiona Woolf

ENSG chair

The group is chaired by Dame Fiona Woolf, an energy and infrastructure lawyer and former partner with CMS Cameron McKenna.

Andy Paine, Chartered Mechanical Engineer, Vattenfalls

Andy is currently involved in Vattenfalls UK Offshore Wind business development work his back ground is strategy development and the development and delivery of generation projects in both the renewable and conventional generation sectors.

Dr Cathy McClay, Director of Strategy, Sembcorp UK

Cathy has 20 years’ experience in the electricity industry. She has worked for a number of energy companies in the UK, France and the Netherlands, specialising in modelling and analysis for energy trading, risk management and strategy.

Douglas Allan, Head Of Engineering Electrical, Grid, C&I And Technology

Douglas has worked in the power generation industry since 1990. Since 2004 he has specialised in onshore and offshore wind.

Ed Rees, Senior Policy Researcher, Citizens Advice

Ed works in the Energy Networks and Services team and focuses on code governance, innovation and vulnerability.

Hêdd Roberts, Head of Customer, National Grid Electricity Transmission

Hêdd joined National Grid 20 years ago. The focus of his new role is boosting ET’s proactive involvement with customers, “partnering with them to find solutions that work for them and their businesses.”

William Black, Head of Strategic Coordination and Operations, Directorate for Energy and Climate Change, Scottish Government

William works for the Scottish Government and is responsible for overseeing operational elements including Energy Consents, Human Resource, Finance and Private Office.

James Dickson, Project Development Director, Transmission Investment

James Joined Transmission Investment in 2015. He is responsible for the company’s project development activities from origination to final investment decision.

Richard Clay, Senior Manager Energy Policy & Regulation, The Crown Estate

Richard works in the Energy, Minerals & Infrastructure (EMI) portfolio of The Crown Estate, which manages the seabed and relevant coastal areas around England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

John Greasley, Regulation and Stakeholder Manager, Interconnector Operations, National Grid Ventures

John is the Regulation and Stakeholder Manager responsible for the regulatory interests of National Grid Ventures’ interconnector portfolio.

Lynne Bryceland Policy and Licence Manager, SP Energy Networks

Lynne joined the Scottish Power Group in 2012. She’s responsible for shaping and delivering a range of strategic initiatives across the current and future regulatory price control frameworks.

Marko Grizelji, Technical Sales and Business Development Manager, Siemens Energy

Marko is responsible for providing strategic technical direction for Siemens.

Darryl Murphy, Head Of Infrastructure, Real Assets, Aviva Investors

Darryl is responsible for origination, structuring, execution and asset management of infrastructure transactions for the infrastructure equity and debt strategies.

Tania Davey, Senior Marine Planning Officer, The Wildlife Trust

Tania has over 10 years’ experience working in marine conservation and has worked on numerous offshore wind farm projects.

James Harris, Royal Town Planners Institute

James Harris

Simon Rooke, Balfour Beatty

Simon Rooke