Alice Delahunty

President, UK Electricity Transmission

Chris Bennett is currently covering the role of President, UK Electricity Transmission, whilst Alice is on maternity leave.

 

Career: Alice is responsible for building and maintaining the electricity transmission network in England and Wales, and playing a critical role in enabling and delivering against the government’s net-zero commitments.

Previously, she was National Grid’s Head of Network Optimisation and responsible for the asset management of a £12 billion portfolio of equipment. Prior to joining National Grid. Alice held a number of senior roles in E.ON, including Head of Operations for the offshore wind business, where she was responsible for the full safety, technical and financial performance of almost 2 GW of offshore wind around the UK. Alice started her career in E.ON as an electrical test engineer before moving into research and development, focusing on low-carbon technologies. Moving into asset management, she was responsible for implementing a new maintenance strategy across the UK generation fleet. She spent four years in Slovakia and Germany, where she used her expertise in maintenance strategy and change management to implement major local change projects. In September 2019, Alice was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in recognition of her exceptional and continuing contribution to the sector.

Skills and competenciesPassionate about the safety and wellbeing of all those who work in the energy industry, Alice has been a board member of G+ (Global Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation), an industry body supported by the Energy Institute that promotes world-class safety performance across the sector and throughout the life cycle of offshore wind farms. She has also been a trustee of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and former winner of its Young Woman Engineer of the Year award.

Alice holds a BEng in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and a Masters in Management Science from University College Dublin.

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