Sara Vaughan

Elexon Board and BSC Panel Chair
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Sara was appointed to the role of Chairperson of the Elexon Board in October 2022. She has been a member of the Elexon Board since March 2019.

Role at Elexon

Sara is Chair of the Elexon Board which is made up of a strong mix of multi-disciplinary experience and a composition that follows corporate governance best practice. The Elexon Board is ultimately accountable to BSC Parties. She also participates in individual BSC committees.

Experience at Elexon

She served as interim Chief Executive Officer at Elexon between November 2021 and April 2022 until the appointment of Simon McCalla.

Experience in the industry

Sara was formerly Executive Director for Strategy and Regulation and, latterly, for Political and Regulatory Affairs at E.ON.

She started her career as a lawyer at Slaughter and May before moving to Powergen (as it then was) as a competition lawyer.

She subsequently broadened her experience through taking on a number of additional responsibilities such as regulation, compliance, energy policy, and external affairs including CSR, legal and company secretariat, HSSE and engineering governance.

Sara is a Non-Executive Director of the North Sea Transition Authority, a member of the Energy Advisory Panel at the Energy Institute, where she is a Fellow, and Advisory Group and Steering Group Co-chair in Icebreaker One’s work on Open Energy.

She was a Board Member of the UK Business Council for Sustainable Energy, which later merged into Energy UK, where she was an alternate Board member and was a member of the CBI West Midlands Regional Council. She is also a local Parish Councillor.

Board Roles

  • Chair of the Elexon Board
  • Chair of the Market-wide Half-Hourly Settlement (MHHS) Committee
  • Chair of the Nominations Committee
  • Member of the People and Remuneration Committee
  • Member of the Transformation Committee