SSE Chief Executive appointed Vice President of Eurelectric

Alistair Phillips-Davies, SSE’s Chief Executive, has been appointed Vice President of pan European energy association Eurelectric.

Mr Phillips-Davies will take up the prestigious position in June 2015, providing strategic advice to help the organisation contribute to the development and competitiveness of the electricity industry.

Eurelectric is the sector association which represents the common interests of the electricity industry across the EU, as well as affiliates and associates on several other continents. It has over 30 members representing the electricity industry in 32 countries.

Alistair will support new Eurelectric President Antonio Mexia, former Portuguese Energy Minister and CEO of EDP, and work alongside fellow Vice President Jean-Bernard Levy, Chairman of EDF.

The Vice Presidential term is for two years and is combined with his position as SSE Chief Executive. 

Alistair said: “I am delighted to be taking on this important role at a critical time for the electricity industry across Europe.  

“With the start of a new Commission, the publication of the Energy Union, the Climate Change Conference in Paris and the forthcoming EU referendum in the UK, it’s an important time to engage in the debates about how we can deliver a market that provides secure and low-carbon electricity supplies and meets the expectations of our customers.

“Progressive integration of the GB energy market with other countries in Europe will benefit UK customers and I look forward to working closely with President Mexia and the team at Eurelectric to deliver a cost efficient, reliable supply through an integrated market.”

Eurelectric President Antonio Mexia said:  “Europe’s energy system of tomorrow is dependent on the commitment of our industry CEOs and the valuable experience and vision they bring to our sector. I am therefore honoured to work alongside such distinguished industry leaders.”