Elexon has appointed Ian Graves to the Elexon Board. Ian, who takes up his post from 1 January 2023, fills the vacant position that opened up when Sara Vaughan was appointed as Chair of the Elexon Board and Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC) Panel.
The BSC requires the Elexon Board to be comprised mainly of Non-executive Directors who have electricity industry experience and at least two Non-executive Directors who must be from outside the industry. The Elexon Board will now comprise Sara Vaughan Chair, Simon McCalla Elexon CEO along with our three industry Non-executive Directors Clare Duffy, David Titterton and Ian Graves and our two non-industry Non-executive Directors Tim Fitzpatrick and Anne Heal.
Elexon Chair, Sara Vaughan, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Ian to the Board. He brings with him over 25 years of energy industry experience, as well as wide-ranging knowledge as a seasoned Executive and Non-executive board member, which will be highly valuable as the energy sector continues to go through unprecedented change.”
Ian said on being appointed: “I’m really pleased to be joining the Elexon Board, it’s a great business with a key role to play in helping shape the rapidly changing UK energy market. I’m looking forward to being part of the team delivering the strategy and future direction.”
More information on Elexon’s Board structure and its members can be found on our Governance web page.
About Ian Graves
Ian started his career at Midlands Electricity, joining just after privatisation. His career journey has taken him on a variety of roles across networks and the power generation sector. After directing the Power Sector at Costain, he joined National Grid leading interconnector development amongst other non-regulated activity. In 2019 he became the CEO of PeakGen, which provides flexibility to electricity network system operators through generation and battery storage.
As well as his successful executive career, Ian has built a portfolio of non-executive roles within a broad range of organisations. This includes sitting on the board of the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, as well as providing non-executive oversight on a redevelopment project for Birmingham Symphony Hall, and more recently serving as Chair of TNEI, taking the organisation through to employee-owned status.