Rhian will be chairing our Day One Keynotes session on 12 October and will also be moderating the CEO panel on 15 October where we will be discussing what COP26 means for the future of the energy networks.
Rhian is responsible for all corporate affairs activities on behalf of National Grid Ventures, National Grid’s commercial arm which invests in green technologies such as renewable energy. This includes public affairs and policy, crisis and media communications and corporate social responsibility. Prior to this role, Rhian oversaw all corporate affairs activities on behalf of National Grid’s UK regulated businesses and led the Corporate Affairs support for the RIIO 2 price control.
Rhian joined National Grid back in 2017, to lead our UK & EU Public Affairs and Policy team; managing senior relationships across Whitehall and Westminster on strategic issues like Brexit, nationalisation and transport and heat decarbonisation.
Prior to joining National Grid, Rhian was the Director of Infrastructure at the CBI, spearheading their campaigns to boost investment in infrastructure, the low-carbon economy and construction. Having joined the CBI in 2006, she helped to deliver the CBI’s ground-breaking report on climate change in 2007, which helped shift the perception of the role business can play in the low-carbon economy. After this she set up and led the CBI’s climate change team before becoming Director of Infrastructure.
Prior to working for the CBI Rhian spent five years in Beijing, where she worked for the European Union Chamber of Commerce providing a bridge between European Business and the Chinese government, and a year working in Taiwan.
Rhian studied politics, social and economic history at Edinburgh University.
Why Attend ENIC?
The ENIC conference is the only event of its kind, designed to bring together energy network innovators and decision makers from across the UK. You’ll hear from top speakers in the industry and be able to meet your peers as well as visit an exhibition hall packed with companies offering cutting edge solutions.