Who we are

Four key groups of people work together to make sure our governance, strategy, and operational delivery combine to deliver an outstanding service for our customers.

Our Board

The ELEXON Board is responsible for our corporate governance, oversees our procurement process, approves major projects and our annual budget, and guides ELEXON’s strategic direction.

The six members of the Board have a strong mix of multi-disciplinary experience and a composition that follows corporate governance best practice.

Our Board meets monthly. Read the Board headline reports.

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Michael Gibbons

ELEXON Board and BSC Panel Chairman

Michael brings with him a wide range of industry experience, having spent 11 years at director level with Powergen.

Volker Beckers

Industry Non-Executive Director

Volker is an industry Non-Executive Director and former Group CEO of RWE Npower.

Alison Chappell

Industry Non-Executive Director

Alison, a highly experienced manager brings substantial operational management and consulting experience. She has worked across a wide range of sectors, managing leading brands with multi-million pound budgets and providing consultancy advice to major companies.

Nigel Cornwall

Industry Non-Executive Director

Nigel brings a deep understanding of the energy industry to the ELEXON Board and has a substantial history of working with ELEXON, having previously sat on the BSC Panel.

David Rigney

Independent Non-Executive Director

David's experience of main board executive and non-executive director roles includes sitting on the advisory board at SAP and being a non-executive director at Sport Resolutions

Gillian Wilmot

Independent Non-Executive Director

Gillian is an experienced non-executive director on a wide range of boards for leading companies

Other Board attendees

  • Nick Brown - Company Secretary and Legal Advisor
  • Executive Team

Our Panel

Our Panel oversees the management, implementation and development of the Balance and Settlement Code (BSC). It brings together stakeholders from across the electricity industry, including Ofgem, National Grid, BSC Parties and consumer representatives, focused on ensuring that the BSC is delivered efficiently, economically, effectively, fairly and transparently.

The Panel oversees changes to the BSC and approves the strategy element of ELEXON’s annual business plan. Find out more about the Panel’s functions and membership.

Panel committees

There are six committees made up of industry experts established by the Panel to oversee specific areas of BSC activity.

  1. Credit Committee (CC)
  2. Imbalance Settlement Group (ISG)
  3. Performance Assurance Board (PAB)
  4. Q8
  5. Supplier Volume Allocation Group (SVG)
  6. Trading Disputes Committee (TDC)

Our Executive

Our Executive Team, led by CEO Peter Haigh, is responsible for ELEXON’s day-to-day management. The team works with our Board, Panel and staff to ensure the successful delivery and evolution of the BSC.

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Peter Haigh

Chief Executive

Peter has been at the forefront of energy developments in the UK since the privatisation of the industry in 1990.

Mark Bygraves

Director of Strategy & Development

Strategy & Development ensures that the BSC arrangements act as an enabler to new technologies, processes and market requirements. The team provides support to DECC, Ofgem and industry on matters as diverse as smart metering, smart grids, EMR, European initiatives and other future market developments.

Mark Couldrick

Director of Operations

Mark's Operations team is responsible for the day-to-day provision of business-as-usual services under the BSC.

Chris Rowell

Director of Transformation Delivery

Chris' Transformation Delivery team focuses on delivery of change and major projects within ELEXON.

Nigel Smith

Chief Financial Officer

Nigel has overall responsibility for all aspects of corporate financial accounting, producing ELEXON’s consolidated financial statements and managing the financial strategy.

Laura Ahmed  - PA to the Chief Executive

Our people

We have over 100 staff based at our offices in central London. Experts in their field, some have worked in the energy sector for many years, while others bring fresh skills and perspective from other sectors. Together they ensure that we deliver a great service to our customers every day and maintain our seamless delivery of the BSC.