UK: Ofgem Appoints New Interim CEO
Ofgem has appointed Andrew Wright as interim Chief Executive, effective from 28 June. The appointment will ensure continued strong leadership within Ofgem when current Chief Executive, Alistair Buchanan, steps down from his role on 27 June.
A decision on the permanent replacement will be taken by the new Chair and Ofgem’s Board, using the standard rules of appointment for open competition for senior roles. The Secretary of State is currently in the process of recruiting the new Ofgem Chair.
Lord Mogg, Ofgem Chairman said: “Andrew is a highly experienced and professional leader and I am confident of his ability to guide Ofgem after Alistair’s departure. Andrew will be taking charge at an important point as Ofgem’s ground-breaking energy market reforms will start to take effect from this summer and we continue to provide important updates on Britain’s security of supply.”
Press release, May 10, 2013; Image: Ofgem