United Kingdom Member Committee


WEC-UK is designed to inform the national energy debate, bringing together decision makers from government, industry, finance and civil society to shape the national energy agenda. WEC-UK serves to:

Provide a platform for institutionalised and multi-stakeholder energy focused dialogue that incorporates all sectors across the energy spectrum.
Be the authoritative voice in the UK on energy using fact based, impartial studies and best practices to drive policy debate and business intelligence.
Be the window to the world for the UK energy scene, showcasing UK best practices and innovation in a regional and global context.
Provide networking opportunities across a worldwide network of members, including CEOs of major energy companies, government ministers and policymakers, regulators and energy experts.

Chair: Steve Holliday

Steve Holliday appointed to National Grid Group plc on 30 March 2001 as Chief Executive with effect from January 2007. He was the Executive Director of British Borneo Oil and Gas; he also spent 19 years within the Exxon Group, where he held senior positions in the international gas business and managed major operational areas such as refining and shipping. Most recently Chairman of UK Business Council for Sustainable Energy, the Prince's National Ambassador and Non-executive Director of Marks and Spencer Group plc. His external appointments are; Chairman of Crisis UK and of the Energy and Efficiency Industrial Partnership, and Vice Chairman for Business in the Community and of The Careers and Enterprise Company.

Secretary: Fiona Watson

Dr Fiona Watson was appointed Executive Director of the UK Member Committee of the World Energy Council in 2014. Fiona is also founder and Managing Director of Afion Media Ltd, a global scientific and technology conference and events management business. Since founding Afion in 2006, Fiona has worked with blue-chip and government clients to deliver a portfolio of energy-related conferences, including the Abu Dhabi government’s World Future Energy Summit, where she was Conference Director for five years. Prior to founding Afion, she was Publisher at Elsevier Ltd, where she was responsible for Advanced Technology publications.
Fiona holds a PhD from Imperial College, and a BSc (Hons) Biochemistry and Genetics from the University of Leeds.