CGN UK, the London-based subsidiary of the global clean energy company CGN, today announced that it has started the process of appointing an independent Advisory Board.
The Board will comprise leading British figures with huge experience of delivering major infrastructure projects and of working at the highest echelons of government, will provide impartial advice to CGN’s senior management team as they take forward plans for investing in new nuclear power and renewables in the UK.
CGN UK is involved in 4 joint ventures with EDF to bring new nuclear to the UK, through projects at Hinkley Point C, Sizewell C and Bradwell B, and by taking the HPR1000 reactor technology through the rigorous GDA regulatory process. The company also operates and is developing 340MW of wind power in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland.
The Advisory Board will be chaired by Sir Terry Morgan. Sir Terry is the much-respected former Chairman of Crossrail, and before that was CEO of Tube Lines, amongst many other roles. His knowledge of major projects is unparalleled, and his commitment to developing engineering and other skills is well-known.
Also appointed to the Advisory Board at this stage is Sir Brian Bender. Sir Brian enjoyed a long career in the Civil Service and was the Permanent Secretary in the Department for Business and before that in Defra. He is now the Chair of the London Metal Exchange and holds a number of other senior roles.
Further members of the Advisory Board will be announced in due course.
Zheng Dongshan, Chief Executive of CGN UK, said: “Appointing an Advisory Board is an important step in the process of CGN investing in new energy projects in the UK. Having people of the calibre of Sir Terry and Sir Brian, and their future colleagues, as a sounding board will help us to ensure that we take even closer account of our stakeholders and are able to answer whatever questions they may raise. And the Advisory Board will help us deliver a legacy of long term partnerships including with local communities, as well as skills and high value jobs."