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Norwich-based energy consultancy makes three new appointments to its board

International and award-winning energy consultancy, Cornwall Insight, has strengthened its board with three new appointments.

Cornwall Insight, an award-winning international firm delivering comprehensive insight that enables businesses, markets, and policymakers to succeed in the net zero transition, has further strengthened its Group Board.

The company has appointed two new Non-Executive Directors, Dr. Kate Broughton, and Steve Jennings, in addition to Claire Skinner as a Special Advisor. With the rest of the Group Board, they will now work in tandem with private equity firm BGF, who successfully invested in the company in November 2017, to continue the impressive growth of the business.

Steve Jennings was a partner at PwC, leading their energy and utilities practice where he worked with clients at board level on designing and implementing strategic change programmes to respond to market and regulatory change. Steve will focus on working with the executive team and advise on the development of Cornwall Insight's proposition generally and consulting specifically.

Dr. Kate Broughton has held several senior roles at Wood Mackenzie, focussed on research content, production, delivery mediums and global operations. Kate will add beneficial perspectives and experience to Cornwall Insight as the company evolves its proposition portfolio, delivery channels, and expands its research reach.

Claire Skinner is currently a partner in Heidrick & Struggles' London office and the Europe & Africa region leader. She is a member of the firm's CEO & Board, Industrial, and Private Equity practices. Claire has more than 20 years of experience building executive and non-executive teams for a wide range of clients involved in energy, utilities, clean technology, and sustainability. She brings with her substantial industry knowledge, networks, and business acumen as well as great perspectives on building talent, teams and people strategies which support strategic business goals.

Commenting on the appointments, Volker Beckers, Non-Executive Chairman of Cornwall Insight, said: "Cornwall Insight is a high-quality performer in the UK, Australian and Irish energy sectors, with an outstanding reputation for helping customers navigate a dynamic and rapidly changing energy market. We are journeying further internationally and into other adjacent sectors with our customers and partners, so the diverse and proven expertise of Steve, Kate and Claire is clearly of huge benefit to us and those that we serve." 

Gareth Miller, CEO of Cornwall Insight, said: "I am delighted to welcome Kate and Steve as Non-Executive Directors, and Claire as Special Advisor to the Group Board. They bring with them an outstanding reputation and a fabulous balance of skills that will help steer the company's future strategic direction. The quality of our Board reflects the progress we have made as a business, but also is a powerful statement about our level of ambition for the future."