A team of experts here for you

A team of experts here for you

A team of experts here for you

Our Board

Meet our Board members, led by Chairman Chris Anastasi. Our team of Non-Executive Directors are committed to governing RECCo as we build an energy market fit for the future.

RECCo Board Member Chris Anastasi

Chris Anastasi Chairman

Chris Anastasi Chairman

Chris is a published author and expert on the energy sector, climate change, and stakeholder engagement.  He has led teams in major international companies and academia and served as a specialist advisor to several national and international companies.

Chris has published many papers, and has been a speaker at seminars and conferences, and facilitated workshops on energy and the environment.  He is the author of two books: Strategic Stakeholder Engagement and Who needs Nuclear Power.  He is also the founder and Director of Opportuneo Ltd.

Roshan Awatar Non Executive Director

Roshan Awatar Non Executive Director

Roshan has spent his entire career in data and technology. Focused on strategy, design and delivery across data and analytics, he has built and led teams through significant transformation and regulatory initiatives across UK and Europe. Roshan is currently Group Director of Strategy at Sky Data.  Prior to Sky he was Chief Data and Analytics Officer at Lloyds Banking Group.

Helen Charlton Non Executive Director

Helen Charlton Non Executive Director

Helen has over 20 years experience working in the utility sector in consumer advocacy. Her wide-ranging experience includes policy, regulation, stakeholder engagement, customer research and strategy and provision for vulnerable consumers.

Alongside this, she brings the experience of working in the charity sector. Since August 2019, Helen has been Chair of the British Gas Energy Trust, an independent charitable trust funded solely by donations from British Gas that contribute to poverty relief, focusing on fuel poverty. In June 2022, Helen was appointed as chair of the Financial Services Consumer Panel, a statutory advisory panel to the Financial Conduct Authority.

Isabelle Haigh Non Executive Director

Isabelle Haigh Non Executive Director

Isabelle studied Electrical & Electronic Engineering and joined National Grid in 1991. She held various engineering roles including being the first female power system engineer in the Birmingham Grid Control before moving to more commercial roles.

In 2006 she managed her first business change project and has led numerous transformational change programmes including an agile business change programme for Gas Transmission. Isabelle was head of the Gas Operational field force during Covid and latterly has been the head of National Control for the Electricity System Operator. Throughout her career Isabelle worked to understand how she could help people to have a better experience in the work place and has run a number of successful initiatives including extensive support in STEM and Women in Engineering. She is now working as an Energy Consultant & Executive Coach.

Paul Hallas Chairman

Paul Hallas Non Executive Director

Paul is an energy industry expert, having worked for many years at Centric and within the energy supplier side of the market.  This inlcudes roles across strategy, commercial and regulation alongside a solid background in energy procurement and hedging.

Paul is also a Non-Executive Director for Manchester Energy Network HoldCo and a Director at Sustainable Energy 24 Ltd.

Rosa Rotko Non Executive Director

Rosa Rotko Non Executive Director

Rosa has over 15 years of experience in energy, including strategy, business development, policy, consulting and professional services. She is an Energy Transformation Specialist at the global management and engineering consultancy Mott MacDonald. Rosa is the RECCO Board lead for policy, regulation and Net Zero related matters. 

Her previous career includes the UK Government department for energy and climate change, energy supplier SSE (part of OVO Group) and the global law firm Clifford Chance. Rosa is also a Non-Executive Director at the Conservative Environment Network.  

David Wylie Non Executive Director

David Wylie Non Executive Director

David has over 20 years of experience working in Commercial and Procurement roles in the UK and globally across transport, retail and utility sectors. He has worked with organisations to build the capability and delivery of their teams in industries where customers are central, and high performing suppliers and supply chains critical to successful delivery. David is currently Director of Commercial and Procurement at Thames Water and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply.

David is also a Board Member/ Treasurer at the Thames Estuary Partnership

Meet the Board

We asked five of our Non-Executive Directors why they joined the RECCo Board and the role RECCo plays in improving the retail energy market.

“It’s all about trying to make people’s lives better.”

Board Committees

Board Committees play an important role in the governance of RECCo. They have evolved since the organisation was created in February 2019 with an Executive Board comprising an Independent Chair and six Designate-Directors from the Parties; a transition to an independent Board of Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) was completed at ‘go-live’ in September 2021, as required by the REC.
The organisation has grown and matured further since ‘go-live’ and its governance is now supported by six Committees.

Helps define governance policies, oversees Board effectiveness and succession planning.

Manages the appointment process for new Board Directors, the CEO, and the Executive Team
Supports the Board in fulfilling its legal and fiduciary obligations in auditing, reporting, and internal company functions.
Assists the Board in determining the organisation’s remuneration policy and maintain an effective working relationship with the Executive Team and Human Resources.
Plays an important role in identifying, mitigating, and managing risks.
Plays a critical role in promoting ethical behaviour, transparency, and accountability.
Members are appointed onto Committees, drawing on their knowledge and experience and their roles and responsibilities beyond RECCo. Our committee membership as of 1st May 2024.
Members are appointed onto Committees, drawing on their knowledge and experience and their roles and responsibilities beyond RECCo. Our committee membership as of 1st May 2024.

Each Director has also been nominated as Board ‘lead’ on key aspects of the RECCo mission:

We will facilitate the efficient and effective running of the retail energy market, including its systems and processes. We’ll do this through promoting innovation, competition and delivering positive consumer outcomes.  

There are, then, Board ‘leads’ to address issues related to our stakeholders in industry (suppliers and networks) and consumers; there are also ‘leads’ on key issues for the retail energy market such as innovations in data and digital, and policy initiatives related to the net-zero agenda. Procurement of key services is fundamental to the way in which RECCo operates and there is a Board ‘lead’ to provide advice on best practice in this important area.