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About us

The Energy Institute

The Energy Institute (EI) is the chartered professional membership body bringing global energy expertise together. Our ambition is that energy, and its critical role in our world, is better understood, managed and valued. The global energy industry, the people working in it and wider society all benefit from the EI’s work. We’re a unique network with insight spanning the world of energy, from conventional oil and gas to the most innovative renewable and energy efficient technologies. We gather and share essential knowledge about energy, the skills that are helping us all use it more wisely, and the good practice needed to keep it safe and secure. We articulate the voice of energy experts, taking the know-how of around 20,000 members and 200 companies from 120 countries to the heart of the public debate. And we’re an independent, not-for-profit, safe space for evidence-based collaboration, an honest broker between industry, academia and policy makers. The EI is here for anyone who wants to better understand or contribute to the extraordinary energy system on which we all depend.

Our corporate film

Energy defines modern life. It lights, heats and cools our businesses and homes, it gets us from A to B, and it is increasingly safe, sustainable and reliable.

But the story of energy is only part told. Shifting to low carbon at the same time as opening up access for the world’s growing population is one of the most pressing challenges facing humanity.

We're proud of our members and partners, which is why our corporate film is all about them. Jaz, David, Robert, Kenny, Rose, Andy and Vivien work in different parts of the energy system and in different parts of the world, but they have one thing in common - they are some of the ingenious professionals making all this possible.

Our status

A registered charity, incorporated by Royal Charter in 2003, the EI is licensed by the Engineering Council (UK) to offer Chartered, Incorporated and Engineering Technician status to engineers, and by the Society for the Environment to award Chartered Environmentalist status.

The EI was set up in 2003 as a result of a merger between the Institute of Petroleum (IP) and the Institute of Energy (InstE).  Both Institutes had a proud and distinguished heritage developed over many years supporting their particular energy sectors.

Increasingly these sectors have converged, creating an integrated global energy market which has been mirrored by the development of the Energy Institute - established to address both the depth and breadth of the subject.

As a member of the Professional Associations Research Network, the EI is:

  • keeping up-to-date with the latest sector research and best practice guidance
  • equipped through training and events to deal with the challenges professional bodies face
  • part of an active network of professional bodies that learn from each other


Malcolm Brinded CBE FREng FEI


Malcolm Brinded CBE FREng FEI
Former Executive Director Royal Dutch Shell

Malcolm Brinded brings with him a wealth of experience and insight from a global career spanning 38 years at Royal Dutch Shell, including a decade on the main board as Executive Director for Upstream International and for Global Exploration and Production. He was previously Managing Director for Royal Dutch Shell and Shell UK Chairman and remains a trustee of the Shell Foundation. He is a Fellow not just of the EI, but also of the institutions of Civil and Mechanical Engineering and of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and is an Honorary Doctor of Aberdeen and Robert Gordon Universities. He is also Chair of Engineering UK and was awarded a CBE in the 2002 New Year’s Honours list for services to the UK oil and gas industry.

President Elect

Steve Holliday FREng FEI
Former Chief Executive National Grid

Steve Holliday

Steve Holliday is the former Chief Executive of National Grid plc. He is Non-Executive Chairman of Zenobe Energy and Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Crisis, the homeless charity. He volunteers his time as Vice Chairman of the Careers and Enterprise Company, Vice Chairman of Business in the Community and as President Elect of the Energy Institute. Steve joined National Grid Group as the Board Director responsible for the UK and Europe in March 2001, becoming Chief Executive of the company in January 2007, which he led for almost 10 years, until 2016. Prior to joining National Grid, he was on the Board of British Borneo Oil and Gas and was responsible for the successful development of its international businesses in Brazil, Australia and West Africa. Steve spent much of his early career with Exxon, where he held senior roles in refining, shipping and international gas. Steve is a Fellow of both the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Energy Institute. From 2012 to 2014 he was also appointed as a National Ambassador for HRH The Prince of Wales. Steve holds a BSc degree from Nottingham University and honorary doctorates from Nottingham and Strathclyde universities. His sporting interests include following the fortunes of the England Rugby team.

Vice Presidents

Dr Bernie Bulkin FEIDirector Ludgate Investment;  Chairman K3 Energy and K3 Solar
Dr Vivienne Cox CBE FEIChairman Vallourec SA 

Honorary Secretary

Mike Parker CBE FEIFormer CEO BNFL 

Honorary Treasurer

Belinda Mindell FEIChief Financial Officer Fred Olsen Renewables 


 Dr Ibilola Amao FEIPrincipal Consultant Lonadek 
 Prof John I. Currie CEng FEIDirector Scottish Energy Centre Edinburgh Napier University 
 Dr Boma Douglas CEng MEIMD - Operations GBJ Energy Consultants 
 Andy Hadland AMEIChief Development Officer Arenko Cleantech 
 Jim MacRae FEIIntegrity Manager North Sea and Russia Region Forsys Subsea Ltd 
 Alastair Robertson CEng MEIDirector OSL Consulting Engineers 
 Paul R. Smith FEIformer MD Generation SSE Plc 
 Emily Spearman CEng MEIHead of Process Excellence and Compliance Ørsted 
 Dr Joanne Wade OBE FEIDeputy Director, The Association for Decentralised Energy 
 Dr. Waddah S. Ghanem Al Hashmi BEng (Hons), MBA, MSc, AFIChemE, FEI, MIoDSenior Director - Sustainability, Operational and Business Excellence Affairs Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) LLC Ltd  Vice-Chairman Dubai Centre of Carbon Excellence (DCCE) PJSC
 Sinead Obeng AMEIRegulatory Affairs Advisor Gazprom Marketing and Trading 
 Prof Simon O'Leary CEng FEIPrincipal Lecturer, Faculty of Business & Management Regent's University London 

Leadership team

Louise Kingham OBE FEI

Chief Executive

Louise Kingham OBE FEI

Louise has spent the past 26 years working with energy professionals around the world. Prior to her appointment at the head of the EI in 2003, Louise was Director General of the Institute of Petroleum and Chief Executive of the Institute of Energy.  Louise is currently a Council member of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Energy Studies and a Board member of the POWERful Women initiative. She is a former President of the Energy Industries Club, Advisory member of the Energy Policy Board at the University of Birmingham and judge for HM Queen’s Prize for Higher and Further Education. In 2006, she received a Global Leadership in Energy Award and in 2011, the OBE from HM Queen for services to the energy industry. In 2017 she was awarded an Honorary Science Doctorate from the University of Bath.

Directors and Heads

Nick Turton , External Affairs Director
Martin Maeso CEnv MEI , Technical Director
Marta Kozlowska MEI , Development Director
Ava Longhurst , Finance Director
Sue Beard , Head of Professional Affairs
Laura Viscione , Head of Events and Training
Will Sadler , Head of International Operations

International Managing Directors

Yewande Abiose , Managing Director, West Africa
Peter Godfrey FEI , Managing Director, Asia Pacific
Trevor Stott-Briggs , Managing Director, Middle East

Annual reports

Annual reports are available to download here:

EI 2018 Highlights

The 2018 Highlights report is available to download here:

If you have a complaint about one of our members

Professionalism in energy is one of the Energy Institute’s key concerns. All individuals, when they join the Energy Institute, agree to abide by the EI’s Code of Professional Conduct.

We hope that your experience of our members is a positive one, but if you feel that an EI member is in breach of the terms of the Code, or of the standards of conduct required by a Code of Conduct relating to one or more of any registrations they hold via the EI, we would like to hear from you.

Making a complaint

In the first instance you should write to the Head of Professional Affairs with details of the member and a description of how you feel that they may be in breach of the EI Code, or any other Code relevant to their registration, together with documentary evidence. The Head of Professional Affairs will acknowledge your complaint within 7 working days.

Code of Professional Conduct

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