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Institute to bid fond farewell to longstanding CEO

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After more than two decades as Chief Executive of the Energy Institute and its precursor bodies, Louise Kingham OBE FEI has announced she will be leaving the organisation in April to take up a new position with BP.

Informing staff of the news, Kingham said, ‘This is an incredibly exciting time for the energy industry. I have enjoyed my time at the EI immensely and will miss the family that exists within the staff team, volunteer base and wider membership. It has been an absolute honour and privilege to be your CEO. Now, new challenges beckon for me and the time has come for someone else to take the helm.’

EI President Steve Holliday FREng FEI paid tribute to Kingham, saying, ‘It’s never easy replacing a CEO and particularly in this case. What Louise has achieved has been extraordinary - from uniting the organisation’s precursor bodies, diversifying and internationalising its membership, and taking a determined lead on defining issues such as the energy transition and women’s representation in the boardroom. She is respected for this work across the industry and will be missed by all at the EI. That said, she will hand to her successor an EI in tremendously good shape as the foremost professional body for the world of energy.’

“Myself and the Board of Trustees are delighted Louise has this new opportunity to further her career in the energy industry. The search process for a new Chief Executive has commenced. He or she will work with the board of trustees and senior leadership team to develop even further our work with and for our members, partners and customers. There are big global challenges to be met – not least net zero emissions and universal access to energy – and we are determined the EI will continue to play its full part.’

In her new role with BP, Kingham will work within the senior leadership to help support society in the move to a low carbon energy system, part of the company’s transformation into an integrated energy company with its sights set on net zero.

Information about the CEO search process is at energyinst.org/about/job-vacancies  

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