ENGIE announces UK Advisory Board

21st November 2016

ENGIE, the leading energy and services provider, announces the founding members of a newly formed Advisory Board in the UK.

The UK Advisory Board, chaired by Sir Michael Rake, reinforces ENGIE’s commitment to the UK by bringing together high calibre, diverse and relevant experience to support the continued successful development of its business.

The UK Advisory Board members have been selected to provide ENGIE with expert insight in areas that supports its strategy of providing individuals, cities and businesses right across the UK with efficient and innovative solutions that meet the challenges of the UK’s transition to a low carbon economy.

ENGIE believes its future success in the UK will be based on its ability to effectively combine its leading energy and services capabilities, increase its integration with customers, become a leader in flexible and decentralised energy solutions, and participate in the digital technologies that will transform its markets in the future. The Group has sought to align the experience of its Advisory Board members in the UK with these strategic objectives.

Wilfrid Petrie, CEO ENGIE UK, said:

“ENGIE is a long-term partner for the UK and we believe that we can play a leading role in its transition towards a more sustainable, low carbon future. We want to make sure that we are maximising the opportunities for our 20,000 UK employees and also able to attract more of the best talent into our business. We believe that the wide ranging experience of the Advisory Board will help us develop our business in the right way, to the benefit of all of our UK stakeholders.”

Sir Michael Rake, Chairman of the UK Advisory Board, said:

“The UK energy landscape is undergoing great change as we grapple with the challenge of ensuring sustainability of supply – in terms of both meeting future energy demand and reducing our environmental impact. The UK is also demanding more and more from its services sector. ENGIE has been active in the UK market for over 25 years and has taken the decision to focus its extensive energy and services experience on developing more flexible, lower carbon solutions. It has the opportunity to make a significant difference and my fellow Board members and I and look forward to playing our part in ensuring it is successful.”

ENGIE’s UK Advisory Board members are confirmed as follows: