Senior Management Team

Adam Scorer, Chief Executive

Adam was appointed Chief Executive of National Energy Action in December 2017. He has an extensive history within the consumer movement working, among others, for Which? energywatch, Consumer Focus and Citizens Advice.  For much of that time he has had a particular focus on energy policy, consumer vulnerability and fuel poverty. A member of numerous consumer panels, taskforces and working groups in essential markets, Adam brings a wealth of cross-sector expertise to his new role alongside an unshakeable belief that although fuel poverty in the UK can feel intractable, it is a challenge that is eminently solvable. 

Audra Peacock, Deputy Chief Executive and Group Programme Director

Audra joined NEA in 2009 and has responsibility for managing the support services of the charity, as well as developing the charity’s strategic and business planning ambitions. Prior to this her career has primarily been spent across the public sector, with responsibility for organisational efficiency, personnel management, business management, performance management and strategic planning.

Maria Wardrobe BSc, Director of Communications and External Relations

Maria is responsible for a team which develops and delivers NEA’s campaigns, public affairs, income generation, grant-awarding, publicity, marketing, media, events and membership services within the organisation. She has worked for NEA for 24 years. Maria has extensive experience of campaigning at a national level, organising and speaking at regional and national events and broadcasting on local and national radio and TV. She is responsible for the secretariat for the All-Party Fuel Poverty and Energy Efficiency Group (FPEEG); chairs the Age Action Alliance Safe, Warm Homes working group; and is a member of the SGN stakeholder engagement advisory panel and Northern Gas Networks’ stakeholder panel.

Peter Smith, Director of Policy and Research

smith-peter Peter has been at NEA since July 2010 and was appointed a director in 2016. He is responsible for overseeing the charity’s policy and research work; working with government, industry and other stakeholders to address the causes and impacts of fuel poverty. He has particular interest and expertise in the field of domestic energy efficiency and decentralised energy policy. He also provides the strategic direction for NEA’s role as the secretariat of the All-Party Parliamentary Fuel Poverty and Energy Efficiency Group. Prior to joining NEA Peter played a leading role within the combined heat and power industry.

Peter Sumby, Director of Operations (Community Engagement and Demonstration)

sumby-peter Peter has worked at NEA since 1996 and has been director of development and delivery since 2006. He is responsible for the delivery of NEA’s practical work programmes which, in partnership with local authorities, housing associations, the health sector, the community sector and energy company partners, seek to demonstrate innovative ways of bringing affordable warmth to low income and vulnerable households.

Danni Crosland, Director of Operations (Skills, Standards and Delivery Mechanisms)

Danni has worked for NEA since 2014 and was appointed Director of Operations in May 2017. Danni leads a team responsible for delivering accredited training (maintaining compliance to ISO9001 training quality standard) to improve sector skills. She is also responsible for NEA’s technical services, which have increasingly focused on the role of alternative and renewable technologies in tackling fuel poverty. Working alongside Peter Sumby, Danni’s role is to also to ensure that lessons learned from practical project delivery are incorporated into NEA’s policy development in order to inform NEA’s advisory role to government, local government and the wider energy sector. She is a member of the Consumer Reference Group led by BEIS, a forum set up under the Smart Metering Implementation Programme to provide advice and, where appropriate, solutions to mitigate consumer journey challenges arising from consumer experiences in the smart meter roll-out and independently volunteers as a trustee for Thanet Citizens Advice.


See also

Board of Trustees and Advisory Group

NEA staff contact details

 

 

 

 

 

 

Published on 02-01-2018
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