Frank Mitchell

Job Title: Chief executive officer

Company: SP Energy Networks

Frank Mitchell leads a business with responsibility for getting the electricity from power generators to all 3.5 million customers in central and south Scotland, Merseyside and north Wales. It employees around 2800 directly and another 3000 people through partners. Frank has more than twenty years’ experience in working in the energy sector, covering all aspects of the power company value chain, in both the UK and USA. He is a professional engineer with extensive experience in the operation of gas and electric infrastructures and modern asset management approaches. Frank has experience in leading large, diverse, geographically spread teams to achieve step change in performance. Involvement in M&A activity as well as leading strategic business change, his current focus is working with key external stake-holders including customers, governments, regulators, trade unions and investors. He chairs the Energy Skills Action Group for Scotland and works with local and national governments in support of economic and environmental goals. He also chairs the EU committee that represents some 2400 electrical distribution companies in Europe. Having studied at Strathclyde University and Heriot Watt University, Frank is married with three children and also enjoys football, golf, rugby and mentoring business start-ups.

Speaking at the following:

What does resilience look like in a decarbonising energy system?

The role of innovation in the decarbonisation of the energy mix Opportunities for investment and network innovation Impact of policy and regulation

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