12 Oct 11

EDF Energy appoints Tamara Ingram OBE to its Stakeholder Advisory Panel

EDF Energy has appointed Tamara Ingram OBE, Executive Managing Director of Grey Group, to its Stakeholder Advisory Panel. Tamara Ingram has a wide range of experience in advertising, consumer marketing and new media. The agency she currently heads up is part of WPP group, the world’s largest communications services group.

EDF Energy’s Stakeholder Advisory Panel helps shape the company’s business strategy by providing advice to EDF Energy’s Executive Team and a strong voice for all stakeholders. Set up in 2006, the panel meets with the company’s Chief Executive and his senior executives quarterly. Panel members provide their expert guidance on major strategic issues ranging from new nuclear build to retail market reform. The panel also helped to define the company’s industry-leading Sustainability Commitments, challenging the company to set ambitious and relevant goals.

Tamara Ingram becomes the sixth member of the panel, which is made up of respected individuals with broad experience in business, community relations and the environment. It is chaired by Will Hutton, Executive Vice Chair, The Work Foundation and Principal of Hartford College in Oxford. Will Hutton is also a former Editor of ‘The Observer’ and a leading commentator on social and political affairs. The other panel members are: Lord Patten of Barnes, Chair of the BBC Trust, Sir Richard Lambert, former Director-General of the CBI, Sir Simon Robertson, Chairman of Rolls Royce and Vice Chairman of HSBC, and Diane Coyle, Chief Executive of Enlightenment Economics and the former Economics Editor of ‘The Independent’.

EDF Energy Chief Executive Vincent de Rivaz said: “I am delighted to welcome Tamara to our Stakeholder Advisory Panel. We have said for some time now, that openness and transparency has to be at the heart of everything we do in our nuclear and our retail business. Tamara’s wide ranging experience of the advertising industry, consumer marketing and digital and social media will be a major asset in these areas and her experience in running successful international businesses will further bolster the wealth of business knowledge and insight we have at our disposal through EDF Energy’s now well-established advisory panel.

Tamara Ingram said: “In the coming years, issues relating to energy and the environment in the UK will only move higher up the agenda when it comes to the discussions and decisions for businesses, consumers, politicians and interest groups. I’m very excited to be part of a panel advising EDF Energy, a company that has stolen a march in its contributions and commitment to the UK energy landscape. In particular I look forward to helping the company at it pursues its goal of increased openness and transparency and better communicating industry issues.”