The seminar: the Energy Challenges Facing Europe: What can the EU do? will be led by three distinguished experts in the field and chaired by the Chancellor of Regent’s University London, Professor John Drew.
Lord Kerr of Kinlochard GCMG
John Kerr is Deputy Chairman of Scottish Power, a non-executive director of Rio Tinto plc and a former Deputy Chairman of Royal Dutch Shell plc. He served as the UK’s Permanent Representative to the European Union from 1990 to 1995, Ambassador to the United States from 1995 to 1997 and then Permanent Under-Secretary at the Foreign Office and Head of the Diplomatic Service from 1997 to 2002. He was Secretary-General of the European Convention in 2002/03. He is now an active member of the House of Lords, Chairman of the Centre for European Reform and a member of the Senior European Experts group.
Philip Lowe has recently stood down as Director General Energy in the European Commission. He was appointed Non-Executive Director of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) Board on 15 July 2013. His previous posts at the Commission included Director General for Competition, 2002 to 2010; Chef de Cabinet to the Vice-President for Administrative Reform of the Commission, 2000 to 2002, and to the Commissioner for Transport, 1995 to 1997; Director General for Development, 1997 to 2000; Director for Rural Development (Director General Agriculture), 1991 to 1993; and Chef de Cabinet to the Commissioner for Regional Policy, 1989 to 1991.
Chris Lambert is Director of the Westminster Energy Forum, the UK industry association for the analysis of risks to energy policy and delivery and energy security.
In 2003, Chris founded the Westminster Energy Forum to maintain a cross-industry dialogue with policymakers, leading the UK’s public policy dialogue on nuclear new build acceptance. The Forum now delivers an annual seminar programme on energy policy delivery for over 200 organisations across the sector.
Chris also works as an independent consultant on geopolitical risk and international affairs for a range of clients, including the United Nations, the G8 and UK Government.
Professor John Drew, Chancellor, and Director of iCES will chair the event.
A former UK diplomat in Paris, Kuwait and Bucharest, John has held the positions of Director of International Corporate Affairs at Rank Xerox and Director of European Affairs at Touche Ross International. He has been the Representative of the European Commission in the UK and is the Chancellor, and Director of the Institute of Contemporary European Studies at Regents University London.
This event is supported by the European Commission.
Last updated: 03 May 2018