Bristol Energy announces new chairman

1 October 2018

  • Our chairman has announced he is stepping down from his role having successfully guided Bristol Energy through its start-up phase to become one of the UK’s only publicly-owned energy companies.

Nick Jordan joined Bristol Energy’s Board when we were in our infancy, and has seen us grow to provide energy for 76,000 homes and 2,500 businesses.

We've also helped households across the country save £170 a year on their energy bills on average as well as deliver a wide range of social and community programmes such as the Warm Home Discount.

Alex Wiseman chairman on an interim basis

Current Bristol Energy Board member and Audit Committee chairman Alex Wiseman has stepped into the role of chairman on an interim basis until a permanent appointment is made following an open recruitment process.

We're continuing to work hard to further boost the company’s financial performance and deliver on our social objectives to tackle fuel poverty, increase sustainability and help Bristol City Council achieve its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050.

Nick Jordan said:

“I am immensely grateful to all those who have been involved in the establishment and growth of Bristol Energy into a fully fledged national energy supplier with its focus on being simple, fair and transparent.

"The team has always ensured that the founding principle of being a force for social good remains at the heart of the company's operating ethos and I am very proud to have played my part in that mission.”

Peter Haigh, Bristol Energy Managing Director, said:

“I am enormously grateful to Nick for his incredible contribution to Bristol Energy – an independent, publicly-owned energy company of which we are both very proud.

“I am also delighted that Alex is stepping in to the role, bringing a wealth of experience and expertise from both within Bristol Energy and across the wider utilities industry, to support our growth going forward.”

Bristol City Council Cabinet member for finance, Craig Cheney, added:

“Bristol Energy has already achieved a higher number of customers than we expected for this stage in its development, and this is with thanks in no small part to Nick’s leadership.

“We are enormously proud of Bristol’s independent, publicly-owned energy company – one of just two in the country – and Bristol City Council will continue to work with Peter, Alex and the team to help Bristol Energy fulfil its potential.”

Find out more about our mission to be a force for social good.