OFGEM, Chair (x1)

Body: Ofgem
Appointing Department: Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Sectors: Energy, Regulation
Location: London (for meetings) with some UK travel
Skills required: Communication / Media / Marketing, Regulation
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £170,000 - £180,000 per annum. Remuneration and expenses are taxable
Time Requirements: 3 - 3.5 days per week

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications


  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement

    July/August 2023

Vacancy Description

The Chair of the Authority will lead a complex organisation, chair the board effectively, set strategy and hold executives to account, successfully dealing with current and future challenges including:
•The rise in global gas prices and subsequent impact on consumers;
•Restoring resilience in the retail gas and electricity markets;
•Supporting continued security of supply;
•Maintaining progress to net zero;
•Responding to rapid change in the electricity market, allowing the emergence of smart, decentralised technologies;
•Implementing plans for a future system operator;
•New responsibilities for Ofgem, including the regulation of heat networks and CO2 transport and storage, subject to Parliamentary approval;
•Taking on lessons learned from the Oxera Report and the BEIS Select Committee Report ; and
•Improvement in the delivery of several HM Government social and environmental schemes.

Person Specification

Successful candidates will be expected to demonstrate the potential to meet the following essential criteria:-

•Ability to provide strategic, innovative, inclusive direction and challenge to large and complex organisations, particularly through
periods of change and in a constantly evolving economic, commercial and regulatory environment
•Ability to manage the building of a diverse, inclusive and effective organisation, ensuring it is fit for purpose in the present as well
as prepared for success in the future, both in terms of its core responsibilities and delivery of services
•Good communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to engage and collaborate with a wide variety of stakeholders, including Government, the gas and electricity sectors, and consumer organisations, as well as a track record in successful media handling
•Candidates should be able to demonstrate good judgement and high levels of integrity
•It is desirable that candidates have experience of regulatory/government bodies, infrastructure or other companies, including regulated ones, consumers, and/or the electricity and gas markets.

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