Engie appoints new UK and Ireland boss

The energy and regeneration specialist Engie has appointed Nicola Lovett as its new chief executive for the UK and Ireland business.

Lovett steps up from divisional CEO for business energy and services to succeed Wilfrid Petrie.

Prior to her new role, she held senior level positions at both Balfour Beatty and Serco. Petrie will remain with Engie as part of its executive committee.

The company employs 17,000 in the UK & Ireland and generated revenues of £3.6bn in 2018 from energy, facilities management and regeneration work.

Commenting on her appointment, Lovett said: “I’m delighted to be taking up the role of ENGIE’s CEO for UK & Ireland. We have a clearly defined strategy in integrated client solutions and flexible and renewable energy, delivering outcomes for both business and local authority customers that enable them to balance their performance with responsibility. I look forward to helping our customers in the transition towards a more decentralised, increasingly digital, zero carbon economy. Our focus on improving people’s lives through better living and working environments remains unchanged.”   

Wilfrid added: “It has been a great pleasure to be the UK CEO where we have repositioned the business to better serve our customers across our key markets. In the UK, ENGIE has evolved significantly in recent years, developing expertise and capabilities in order to adapt to the future needs of clients. Nicola will be a strong leader – she has the experience and qualities to lead this organisation through its next phase of growth, continuing to deliver solutions for clients and success for the business.”

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