Alistair Phillips-Davies has set out his priorities ahead of taking up the role of Chief Executive at SSE this summer.
He said: “We’ve got a lot of policy at the moment around decarbonising the economy and making sure that we keep the lights on and we have got to make sure that, as a company, we are leading the debate.
“But the critical piece of this is affordability. We have got to make sure we are providing affordable energy for all our customers.”
Hear more on Alistair’s vision for the future here.
Alistair Phillips-Davies was born in Wiltshire in 1967. His secondary education took place at Woodlands School, Derby, and his higher education took place at Cambridge University, from where he graduated with a degree in Natural Sciences.
He subsequently qualified as a Chartered Accountant while at Deloitte, Haskins and Sells. He also worked for HSBC (Samuel Montagu) and National Westminster Bank in corporate finance and business development roles before joining SSE’s predecessor company Southern Electric in 1997 as Corporate Finance and Gas Business Manager.
After Southern Electric became part of SSE, he became Director of Corporate Finance and Business Development in the new business and then Director of Energy Supply Operations before joining the Board of SSE as Energy Supply Director in 2002. He became Generation and Supply Director in 2010 and was appointed Deputy Chief Executive in 2012. His home and his main office are in Scotland.