Nicola Lovett has been appointed CEO of Engie’s UK & Ireland business as of 1 May. Current CEO Wilfrid Petrie will join the group’s executive committee in Paris and lead development of its French B2B business.
Lovett joined the firm in 2013. She was most recently divisional CEO for Business Energy and Services. She said she was “delighted” to take on the top job.
“We have a clearly defined strategy in integrated client solutions and flexible and renewable energy, delivering outcomes for both business and local authority customers that enable them to balance their performance with responsibility,” said Lovett. “I look forward to helping our customers in the transition towards a more decentralised, increasingly digital, zero carbon economy. Our focus on improving people’s lives through better living and working environments remains unchanged.”
Wilfrid Petrie said Lovett will be a “strong leader” with the requisite “experience and qualities” to steer the organisation. He added that his UK tenure has been “a great pleasure”.
Engie employs 17,000 in the UK & Ireland.