Elexon names Simon McCalla as new Chief Executive Officer

We are delighted to announce that Simon McCalla has been appointed as the new permanent CEO of Elexon. This follows a thorough recruitment exercise and assessment of candidates.

Simon will join Elexon on 4 April.

The Board unanimously agreed that Simon was the right candidate for the job and possessed the capabilities, skills and experience required. Simon will work closely with Michael Gibbons, Chair of Elexon and of the BSC Panel, the non-executive directors and the Executive team to lead Elexon during this time of significant – and unprecedented – industry change.

Sara Vaughan, who has been the Interim Chief Executive Officer since November, will return to her role as a non-executive director on the Elexon Board.

Michael Gibbons, Chair of Elexon and of the BSC Panel, said: “We are truly delighted that Simon will be joining Elexon as we continue to serve at the heart of the energy industry, building a path to Net Zero. I believe Simon’s wealth of business experience, as well as his knowledge of digitalisation and data platforms, will help support us to continue on the path we are on, as well as bringing the skills needed to drive Elexon forward. On behalf of the Board, the Panel, and everyone at Elexon, I wish Simon every success in his new role.”

“I would also like to take the opportunity to thank Sara Vaughan on behalf of the Board, for acting as Interim CEO over the last five months. Sara took to the role with great enthusiasm and diligence, bringing her own personality, spirit and energy to it. Under Sara’s short but impressive tenure, Elexon has continued with its first class customer service and work on our key strategic projects like Kinnect and Market-wide Half Hourly Settlement.”

When asked about his appointment Simon said: “I am very excited to be joining Elexon, working with its fantastic people as well as getting to know its customers and stakeholders, as it continues with its digital transformation during this challenging time within the industry.”



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