The Warwick Global Energy Network warmly invites you to join us for our next Energy Friday event in our impressive base in The Shard, London.
This event will provide you the opportunity to join fellow professionals to hear from leading experts about the challenges governments and markets face in decarbonising the electricity sector and is open to Warwick University Alumni, guests and Warwick Students. It is free to attend, but all participants including guests must register with their full details in advance.
17:15 Doors open and registration
18:00 Macro-economic challenges of decarbonisation Andrew Sentance
18:30 Decarbonising the electricity sector Simon Virley
19:00 Closing remarks
19:10 Networking over nibbles and drinks
Dr Andrew Sentance CBE is the Senior Economic Adviser at PwC, and a part-time Professor of Sustainable Business at Warwick Business School.
Andrew has a long career in business economics, having been Chief Economist at British Airways, a founder member of the Treasury’s Panel of Independent Forecasters, and serving the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) as an external member for almost five years.
Andrew is a Fellow and former Chairman of the Society of Business Economists, and was awarded a CBE in the 2012 New Year Honours.
Simon Virley is Chair of Energy and Natural Resources at KPMG, and the former Director General of Energy Markets and Infrastructure at the Department of Energy and Climate Change.
Prior to his role at DECC, Simon held a number of other senior government positions in Downing Street (as Private Secretary to the Prime Minister), HM Treasury and the Cabinet Office.
Simon was awarded a CB (Companion of the Bath) in the 2014 Queen’s Birthday Honours for ‘Services to UK energy supply and energy security’.