The Executive Team
Director, UK Power Networks Services
Ian Smyth joined UK Power Networks in August 2016, to lead the commercial division called UK Power Networks Services. For 20+ years, Ian has worked with leading utilities, governments and regulators in global energy markets. His expertise is in transforming utilities to adapt to and commercialise evolving energy systems, new technologies and smarter networks.
Ian has a solid track record of delivering improved financial performance and growth through developing and executing strategies, exploiting new technologies and leading power market development. He has experience using advanced analytics to improve utility operations.
Prior to joining UK Power Networks Services Ian was a Managing Director at Navigant, a Partner with LCP and a consultant with Ernst & Young. Ian has a BA(Hons) and an MSc in philosophy, psychology, statistics and artificial intelligence.
Lucy started her career at UK Power Networks in 2002 as a SHE Advisor on the Distribution Network. In 2007 she became HSS Advisor for the Central HSS Implementation Team where she designed, implemented and introduced the Behavioural Exchange process to the Networks Business. As the Lead HSS Advisor, Lucy has overseen key rail projects including, Thameslink (Network Rail), SSR2/3B (LUL), Kent PSE (Network Rail) and Preliminary Crossrail works at Liverpool Street Station.
Head of Client Delivery
David is a chartered electrical engineer (FIET) with over thirty-five years’ experience working in the rail and power industry. His previous roles included Operations and Maintenance Manager for EDF Energy and Managing Director of UK Power Networks Services Powerlink. He is currently responsible for a number of major rail power construction projects including the electrification of the Great Western train line (GWEP), Kent PSE, Thameslink and London Underground power upgrade works on the District and Metropolitan lines. He is also responsible for the operation, maintenance of the power system supplying HS1 Rail and the Lewisham branch of the Docklands Light Railway.
Head of Mass Mobility & Transport
Noel leads and gives strategic direction to teams at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports, focusing on new developments for electrical infrastructure and day-to-day operation and maintenance of the electrical assets. He started his career with London Underground Ltd as a SCADA Engineer before transferring to the private sector with EDF Energy 1999. Having achieved success in a practical discipline, Noel pursued a new direction in business and commercial management following the achievement of an MBA.
Head of Commercial & Industrial
Phil is responsible for strategic growth into new and existing markets within UK Power Networks Services. He is responsible for working alongside the Senior Management Team and other stakeholders to ensure that we deeply understand new markets and opportunities as they arise and build new capabilities to enable the business to grow sustainably. Phil has nearly 30 years’ experience in the electricity industry; including power infrastructure financing, smart metering, business development, sales, programme & project management, business transformation and cost reduction. He is experienced at creating business development opportunities, new operations and start-ups.