The Board is collectively responsible for the success of the company; RECCo Directors are directly responsible for running the business operations and the Non-Executive Directors are responsible for bringing independent judgement and scrutiny to decisions taken by the Board.

About the Board

Background

An interim RECCo Board was appointed by Ofgem in February 2019, including an independent Chair, and is now overseeing the build-up of our capacity and providing immediate support to the Switching Programme. REC v1.1 has been updated to facilitate the appointment of Directors through an annual appointment process which will allow for Parties to vote. REC v1.1 requires all directors to retire by rotation every two years.  

Our Board of Interim Directors was drawn from the existing SPAA Ltd and MRASCo Ltd Boards, recognising the overlaps in required expertise and competencies and the fact those individuals had already been through an industry selection process. Ofgem has recently approved the appointment of two non-executive directors with specialists skills, knowledge and expertise in Consumer Engagement and Digitalisation.  

The Board appointed a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Sid Cox, in March 2021 who has been tasked to develop the necessary infrastructure and talent resources to enable RECCo to act as an intelligent customer on behalf of industry. 

Our Board is collectively responsible for the success of the company.  

The Board’s role is to: 

  • ensure the Retail Energy Code (Code) is given full and prompt effect in accordance with its provisions, in a manner consistent with the REC Objectives (as defined in the Code), and without undue discrimination between Parties or Users (as defined in the Code) or any classes of Party or User; 
  • ensure the Board conducts its affairs in an open and transparent manner; 
  • promote the long-term sustainable success of the Company; 
  • establish the Company’s purpose, values and strategy and satisfy itself that these and its culture are aligned; 
  • act with integrity, lead by example, and promote the desired culture; 
  • ensure the necessary resources are in place for the Company to meet its objectives and measure performance against them; 
  • establish a framework of prudent and effective controls, which enable risk to be assessed and managed; 
  • ensure effective engagement with, and encourage participation from, shareholders and stakeholders; and  
  • ensure workforce policies and practices are consistent with the Company’s values and support its long-term sustainable success. 

The Board members are expected to perform their duties (whether statutory, fiduciary or common law) faithfully, diligently, and to a standard commensurate with the functions of their role and their knowledge, skills and experience. 

Board Committees

In line with good corporate governance, the Board has established three sub-committees: Finance and Audit Committee (FAC), Nominations Committee (NC) and Remuneration Committee (RC). Each receives delegated authority from the Board. The FAC’s primary purpose is to support the Board in fulfilling its legal and fiduciary obligations with respect to matters involving the accounting, auditing, financial reporting, and internal control functions of the company. The NC primary purpose is to manage the appointment process for new Board directors and senior members of the RECCo executive team. The RC’s primary purpose is to assist the Board in determining the Company’s remuneration policies. The RC will maintain effective working relationships with the Board, the Company Secretary and HR. 

Meet the Directors

Chris Anastasi

Chair

Appointed: February 2019 

Skills and experience: Dr Chris Anastasi was appointed Chairman in February 2019. He is an expert, Consultant and published author on the energy sector, Climate Change and Stakeholder Engagement. He has led teams in major international companies and in academia and been an advisor to national and international institutions. He is the author of Strategic Stakeholder Engagement and Who Needs Nuclear Power. 

Role at RECCo:  Chairman

Other current appointments: Chairman, SPAA Ltd Executive Committee.

Roshan Awatar

Director

Appointed: June 2021 

Skills and experience: 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 Chief Data and Analytics Officer at Lloyds Banking Group, leading teams from Data Strategy and Governance through to Data Science. Prior to LBG he spent the majority of his career in consulting leadership positions, primarily in Financial Services.

Role at RECCo: Digital Non-Executive Director

Other current appointments: Interim Chief Data and Analytics Officer and Group Data and Analytics Strategy Director at Lloyds Banking Group.

Rachael Anderson

Director

Appointed: February 2019

Skills and experience: Rachael has worked within industry code governance for the past 10 years. Rachael is a Senior Market Transformation Adviser at Utilita Energy responsible for overseeing industry codes and market reform programmes. Rachael’s specialities include: Electricity and gas code governance and regulation, project management, change management, strategy and business development and continuous business improvements.

Role at RECCo: Procurement and Mobilisation Lead

Previous appointments: Director, MRASCo Ltd & SPAA Ltd

Helen Charlton

Director

Appointed: June 2021

Skills and experience: Helen has over 20 years’ experience working in the utilities 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 experience of working in the charities sector; since August 2019 Helen has been Chair of the British Gas Energy Trust, an independent charitable trust funded solely from donations from British Gas that contributes to the relief of poverty and with a particular focus on fuel poverty.

Role at RECCo: Consumer Non-Executive Director

Steve Mulinganie

Director

Appointed: February 2019 

Skills and experience: Steve is an energy industry expert and Executive and non-Executive Director who has worked for oil and gas majors as well setting up meter asset management businesses and an independent consultancy. 

Role at RECCo:  

Other current appointments: Regulation Manager Gazprom Energy, Director of ICOSS, ASPCOP, Non-Executive Director SPAA Ltd, Shipper Elected Representee on UNCC Mod Panel & CDSP contract Management and Credit Committees.

Tracey Pitcher

Director

Appointed: February 2019

Skills and experience: Tracey has worked in the electricity Industry for 40 years starting her career with SWEB and then subsequently Western Power Distribution. She is responsible for teams covering, Duos Billing and Recoveries, Meter Point Registration System including the customer and supplier enquiry service, WPD Change Control overseeing all industry changes to electricity codes and ensuring compliance and SMART Metering. In addition she is responsible for WPD’s compliance with the Faster Switching Project and managing the associated internal project.

RECCO commitments: Remuneration committee

Other current appointments:Director, MRASCo Ltd, Director Electralink Ltd, DNO representative on the Electralink DTS user group and DNO representative on the Delivery Group for the Faster Switching Project.

Richard Pomroy

Director

Appointed: April 2019

Skills and experience: Richard is a Regulation Manager at Wales & West Utilities. During his career he has worked in Telecoms, Electricity and for the last 20 years in Gas, focussing on mainly in commercial and regulation areas across a range of activities including metering, fuel poor connections and biomethane connections. Richard is experienced in developing logical and compliant solutions to problems that are robust to future developments.  

Alex Travell

Director

Appointed: March 2020

Skills and experience: Alex is an experienced energy and utilities regulatory specialist.  Currently he is the Head of Regulatory Affairs for BUUK, a leading provider of last mile gas, electricity, water and fibre telecoms.  He has experience of working for energy suppliers, networks and metering organisations. Key areas of specialism include smart metering, industry codes, regulation and legislation.

Role at RECCo: REC Board lead for the procurement of the Code Manager service providers, oversight of their mobilisation and representing the organisation at the Ofgem REC Transitional Steering Group

Other current appointments: Director of SPAA Limited, member of the SEC Panel and Director of SECCo.

Kevin Woollard

Director

Appointed: February 2019

Skills and experience: Kevin is a Senior Regulatory Manager at Centrica and is responsible for leading on Centrica’s engagement with energy industry governance through relevant wholesale and retail codes and agreements. He also leads on regulatory reporting and investigations.

Role at RECCo: Lead on finance and a member of the Finance and Audit Committee. 

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