Technology, Innovation & Decarbonisation in the Energy Sectors

Laura Sandys CBE

Position: Non-Executive Director SGN & Energy System Catapult

She is a Senior Independent Director at SGN Network, the Energy Systems Catapult and Aquila Energy Efficiency Trust plc.  She is Chair of the Northern Ireland Expert Panel on Energy Transition and Chairs the BEIS/Ofgem Energy Digitalisation Taskforce.  She was a member of the Advisory Panel for the Government’s Cost of Energy Review, and is on the Council for Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage.

She is founder of the Food Foundation, co-founder of POWERful Women and former Deputy Chair of the Food Standards Agency.

She was previously a Member of Parliament for South Thanet, and described by The Times as ‘one of the sanest of all MPs’ and as ‘lateral-minded, original and free-thinking’.