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Dr Paul Golby (CBE, FREng) announced as preferred candidate to Chair NESO

The preferred candidate to Chair the National Energy System Operator (NESO) has been announced by the Department for Energy Security & Net Zero as Dr Paul Golby.

Paul is currently the Chair of the National Air Traffic Service (NATS) and has extensive experience in the energy industry, having been Chief Executive Officer of E. ON UK from 2002 to 2011, and a Non-Executive Director at National Grid plc from 2012 to 2022. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Paul will appear at the Energy Security and Net Zero Select Committee in April for a pre-appointment hearing prior to taking up the post on Day 1 of NESO this summer.

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