Energy Sector Chairman - Introduction

Here Professor John Loughhead gives an introduction to his tenure as Energy Sector Chairman.

Head and shoulders shot of Professor John Loughhead I’m pleased to introduce myself as the new Chair of the Energy Sector. As a Past-President of the IET and Executive Director of the UK Energy Research Centre, I hope I shall bring an understanding of both the important issues for the Sector and the needs of the IET membership. We aim to make the Sector the focal point of both IET activities and member support related to energy, and look forward to your participation in doing so.

Sectors are a new venture for the IET, and we shall be developing our approach as we go forward. For the present year we shall be focusing on linking and supporting the work of Local Networks, TPNs, and the Energy Policy Panel in the area, and refining our initial priorities for key technical topics. We want the Sector to become the core body for energy-related work of the IET.

You will find in our upcoming newsletter more details on what has been done and is planned for the future. But none of this will mean anything without your involvement and participation. Gordon Graham is the first contact for anyone with comments, ideas, or an enthusiasm to be involved, so get in touch and join us at

Professor John Loughhead FREng FCGI, FIET, OBE.