Dr Paul Golby CBE FREng FIET, FIMechE, FEI, FCGI

Non-executive Director; Independent

Non-executive Directors: Independent of management, our Non-executive Directors bring diverse skills and experience, vital to constructive challenge and debate. Exclusively, they form the Audit, Nominations and Remuneration Committees, and have an important role in developing proposals on strategy.

Appointed: 1 February 2012

Tenure: 7 years

Career and experience: Paul is a Chartered Engineer with a doctorate in mechanical engineering, Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Energy Institute and City of Guilds. He was awarded honorary degrees from Aston University and Cranfield University. Paul was an Executive Director of Clayhithe plc, before going on to join E.ON UK plc where he was Chief Executive and later Chairman. Paul also held previous appointments as Non-executive Chairman of AEA Technology Group plc and Chairman of EngineeringUK.

Skills and competencies: Paul has a lifelong passion for engineering and innovation, and has spent his career in the energy, governmental and regulatory sectors. He brings the skills of an experienced Chairman and Chief Executive to his role as a Non-executive Director. He adds a valuable perspective to debates on UK regulatory and strategic issues. His deep understanding and specific experience in safety and risk management is crucial to his role as Chairman of the Safety, Environment and Health Committee.

External appointments: Chairman of Costain Group plc, the UK National Air Traffic Services and a member of the Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology.

Committees: Chairman of the Safety, Environment and Health Committee, member of the Audit and Nominations Committees.