Chair of the Energy Policy Panel
Simon Harrison is group strategic development manager, at global engineering, management and development consultant Mott MacDonald, and is responsible for the firm’s renewable energy business worldwide, as well as having an interest across all forms of generation and electricity networks.
Simon has played a key role in developing renewable, thermal and nuclear power businesses, including opening a number of new geographic and sector markets. He also has an interest in energy policy, and has directed a number of key studies in the UK and elsewhere.
He has also taken a leading role in many privately financed generation projects around the world as well as privatisations and acquisitions, and is a member of the Power Sector Advisory Group, a body run by UK Trade and Investment that spearheads the export of UK power sector skills and capabilities worldwide. Prior to this he undertook planning of major electricity transmission and distribution systems.
He chairs the IET's Energy Policy Panel and the IET’s Power Network Joint Vision expert group. He is IET representative and Council member of the Parliamentary Group for Energy Studies.
He holds BSc and PhD degrees from Southampton University and is a visiting professor at the University of Southampton. He is a Fellow of the IET and of the Energy Insitute.