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William Rickett

Senior Independent Director  

William Rickett 

William is a former Director General, Department of Energy & Climate Change within the UK Government (2006-2009) with considerable experience as a non-executive director of private sector companies. William is chairman of Cambridge Economic Policy Associates Ltd, an economic, financial and public policy consultancy with a strong energy practice and was chairman of the Governing Board of the International Energy Agency from 2007 to 2009.
He is currently a non-executive director of Impax Environmental Markets plc, a listed investment trust specialising in the alternative energy, waste and water sectors and Smart DCC Ltd, the company procuring the shared infrastructure needed for the roll out of smart gas and electricity meters across the country.
Until recently, William was a non-executive director of: Eggborough Power Ltd, an electricity generating company; Helius Energy plc, an AIM listed developer of new dedicated biomass power stations; and the National Renewable Energy Centre Limited, which helps to develop renewable energy technologies.

William's Whitehall career included fifteen years of board-level experience in five government departments focusing on energy and transport. In the late 1980s he led the privatisation of the electricity industry creating the first competitive electricity market in the world. Later as Director General of Energy he drove the transformation of UK energy policy to re-establish a nuclear power programme as well as developing strategies for the deployment of renewable energy.