Change is normal and we embrace it, by Acting CEO Dan Hopkinson

Published: July 22, 2021

Another quarter. Another variant of concern. Another period of tremendous change for ElectraLink and our colleagues in the energy market. We continue to see the world change because of the pandemic, and the energy market changes too as new technologies and approaches to the energy system emerge in response to the climate emergency. I believe change is not something to be feared or repressed.

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7 questions for the board – Paul Bircham

Published: May 27, 2021

Paul Bircham is one of the Board’s newest non-executive directors. Paul explains his place in the energy sector and what he believes will be ElectraLink’s biggest opportunities and challenges. What led you to a life in the energy sector? I trained as a Chemical Engineer and, on leaving University at the beginning of the 1990s, I started work with British Coal modelling power stations, exploring biomass fuel options and carbon capture and storage.

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New CEO, new ways of working, by Acting CEO Dan Hopkinson

Published: May 4, 2021

As new acting CEO of ElectraLink, I wanted to write this blog as an opportunity to introduce myself. I joined ElectraLink in March 2016 after many years in the energy sector driving change and pursuing data-led improvements to market problems including the logistical challenges of smart meter deployment. I started in ElectraLink with a focus on the development and growth of data services which transformed the Data Transfer Service into the Energy Market Data Hub (EMDH) this has included the recent procurement and deployment of the new, public cloud-based infrastructure for the EMDH.

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ElectraLink Board appoints Jonathan Purdy as new chairperson

Published: April 27, 2021

On Thursday, 22 April 2021, the ElectraLink Board voted to appoint Jonathan Purdy as chairperson following Kevin Lee’s retirement. Jonathan has served as a non-executive director on the ElectraLink Board for seven years and has played a significant role in facilitating the expansion of ElectraLink’s regulated and commercial services.

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ElectraLink appoints Dan Hopkinson as Acting CEO

Published: March 31, 2021

We have announced today that ElectraLink is saying goodbye to Stuart Lacey, our CEO for the last 10 years. We are also pleased to announce that Dan Hopkinson, who has been with the company for five years and will already be known to many in the energy market, has agreed to become our Acting CEO.

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