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ElectraLink appoints Stefan Leedham to new Governance Services role to enhance service delivery to the energy industry

LONDON UK.  ElectraLink, the provider of governance services and a regulated data transmission service to the gas and electricity market, has appointed Stefan Leedham to the new role of Governance Services Operations Manager, to help deliver the ongoing industry transformation.  The new role will support users of Electralink’s managed industry codes, helping energy industry participants manage the changes coming from 2016’s CMA remedies, as well as the design and delivery of a Centralised Registration Service, which will enable faster and more reliable switching of energy customers.

Stuart Lacey, Chief Executive at ElectraLink, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Stefan to the ElectraLink team.  We’ve been developing our offering to energy participants to better support them in this period of unprecedented change, and Stefan’s new role will be instrumental in helping our users to navigate this period.  ElectraLink itself has been going through our own transformation, upgrading the Data Transfer Network to carry more data across vital industry data flows, as well as recruiting the expertise necessary to navigate the coming years.  Stefan will play a vital role in supporting our customers.”

Speaking about his new role, Stefan said: “I’m really excited to be joining ElectraLink, an organisation which uniquely combines deep technology capability with a breadth of industry relationships and significant experience across the gas and electricity sector.

“I’m joining a team that has tripled in size in the last year, and that has a wealth of knowledge in delivering central industry codes, whilst managing significant industry change. ElectraLink has demonstrated its ability to procure and deliver large scale change by working collaboratively with its stakeholders and I am looking to continuing that collaboration to successfully deliver the next period of change in this constantly evolving industry”.

Stefan joins ElectraLink from EDF Energy, where he led the team that looked after smart metering policy and smarter markets, as well as being involved with the Competition and Markets Authority review. He has extensive experience in energy policy and regulation having worked with all the industry codes, price controls for the distribution and transmission networks, as well as development of the Electricity Market Reform delivery arrangements.