UKLPG appoints new chief exec

UKLPG, the trade association for the LPG industry in Britain, has announced the appointment of its new Chief Executive. Effective from 1st July 2018, following the completion of his employment with Insite Energy, Peter Westwood will succeed Rob Shuttleworth who retired this month after 12 years in the role.

Peter’s energy career began in 1992 when he joined Total in Aberdeen. Initially focusing on organisation design, he soon transferred to the commercial arena, negotiating contracts including gas sales, natural gas processing and joint venture agreements.

A move south to join TXU in Suffolk saw Peter take on strategy development and his remit expanded downstream to include trading and retail across Europe, as well as broadening into electricity. When TXU was acquired by E.ON in 2003, Peter became head of retail strategy, representing the company in industry and Government forums to influence decisions on issues such as the Carbon Emissions Reduction Target and smart metering.

Given the opportunity to start up a central heating business for E.ON, Peter could not resist the challenge. This decision shaped the next fourteen years of his career as he went on to develop two other energy related companies, most recently Insite Energy, a specialist heat network metering business.

Appointed to lead the trade association at an exciting time for the industry, Peter comments: “UKLPG has achieved considerable success in building awareness of the many benefits of LPG to the Government, end users and stakeholders. I am delighted to be asked to bring my experience to continue to build on these successes and take the organisation to the next level in response to the Government’s Clean Growth Strategy.

“Along with the fantastic UKLPG team in Kenilworth, I look forward to representing the membership going forward”.

UKLPG chair, George Webb added: “I am delighted that Peter will be joining UKLPG. With his background in strategy within the energy industry, Peter’s experience will prove invaluable in the next phase of growth for UKLPG and I very much look forward to working with him”.

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