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New CEO to take Energy Institute forward into next chapter
Dr Nick Wayth CEng MIMechE FEI has spoken of his excitement and the sense of honour and responsibility he feels about becoming Chief Executive of the Energy Institute (EI).
Wayth, formerly Chief Development Officer of Alternative Energy at BP, takes up post on 4 May following the departure of Louise Kingham OBE FEI, who has headed the EI and its precursor bodies for more than 20 years.
Announcing the appointment in April, EI President Steve Holliday FREng FEI said: ‘Nick Wayth is someone whose career journey, from its roots in oil and gas through to playing a leading role in BP’s pivot towards solar, wind, hydrogen and storage, reflects the vital transition under way in the sector we serve.'
‘The Board of Trustees and I are confident he is the right person, with the professional and personal qualities required to lead the EI into its next chapter as the foremost professional body for the world of energy.’
Nick Wayth said: ‘What excites me about the EI is both its legacy and its potential in helping drive progress across the energy industry. The breadth of its activities supporting and championing professionals in all parts of the global energy system is an enviable inheritance.’
‘The EI is held in extremely high regard throughout the industry,’ he continued, ‘it’s going to be an honour to take up the reins from Louise Kingham, and a huge responsibility as the pace towards global net zero accelerates.’
‘There’s much to be done and I’m excited to get to work.’
Members are invited to register for a free EI LIVE webinar to meet the new Chief Executive on Friday 28 May. In conversation with EI trustee Dr Joanne Wade OBE FEI, Wayth will talk about his career in conventional and low carbon energies, the role of the professional body on the journey to net zero, and answer your questions.