The head of SSE has been appointed as the Vice President of pan European energy association EURELECTRIC.
Alistair Phillips-Davies will take up the two-year position this month and provide “strategic advice” to help the organisation contribute to the development and competitiveness of the electricity sector.
EURELECTRIC represents the common interests of the electricity industry across the EU as well as affiliates and associates on several other continents.
It has more than 30 members representing the electricity industry in 32 countries.
Mr Phillips-Davies said: “With the start of a new Commission, the publication of the Energy Union, the Climate Change Conference in Paris and the forthcoming EU referendum in the UK, it’s an important time to engage in the debates about how we can deliver a market that provides secure and low-carbon electricity supplies and meets the expectations of our customers.
“Progressive integration of the GB energy market with other countries in Europe will benefit UK customers.”