The Joint Office currently has ten staff members, all of whom are seconded by the Gas Transporters. They have extensive experience of the governance processes surrounding development of the commercial arrangements which underpin the gas industry in GB. Brief details of each staff member are provided below.
All can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org or 0121 288 2107.
Penny was appointed to the role of CEO of the Joint Office in September 2017. She has come from National Grid/Cadent Gas where she has worked for nearly 20 years building up a wealth of experience in audit, compliance, ethics and regulation.
Rebecca has over 20 years’ experience working with energy technologies, both in the UK and overseas. Prior to joining the Joint Office, Rebecca worked with Synnogy Ltd and E4tech, focusing on new energy strategy, development opportunities, future planning and horizon scanning for blue chips and large public bodies such as E.On, GE, Uniper, Balfour Beatty and HSL. A key focus was fuel cells and hydrogen, in all applications. She previously worked in product development with Nuvera Fuel Cells in the US and at Kodak. She holds degrees in Environmental Technology, Manufacturing Engineering and German from Brunel University and Imperial College and is a Chartered Engineer. Rebecca is Chair of the Transmission Workgroup (TXWG) and the NTS Charging Methodology Forum (NTSCMF). For more information please see: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccahailes/
Chris has been working in the energy sector for over 20 years, and started his career in the departments that now constitute Xoserve (Billing and CPM), before undertaking numerous roles within National Grid (Electricity Interconnectors, Gas/Electricity Transmission and Gas Distribution). He has a good knowledge of the European and GB Gas/Electricity Markets as a result of working on numerous regulatory and energy policy developments. He is the Chair of the DSC Change Management and DSC Contract Management Committees.
Kully joined the Joint Office as a Workgroup Co-ordinator in September 2017. She has over 23 years experience as a civil servant in the education sector developing, managing and evaluating polices for young people and adults. She brings a wealth of experience in stakeholder management and governance having worked with senior colleagues, commercial businesses, state-funded providers and Ofqual.
Before joining the Joint Office, Sarah worked for 19 years in the gas and electricity industries in Transco and National Grid, and has experience in the Legal, Network Policy, Fraud & Ethics and Corporate Audit departments.